[Request] Move Installation

Regarding problems encountered while using the website owner interface.
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mtk
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[Request] Move Installation

Post by mtk » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:23 am

Hello,
it'd be nice to have an option/function to move installation to a different location
(directory inside the domain would be enough for starters).

most installation only require a simple configuration change, and file movement.
but IT will require more than that, to manage the installation...

Phil
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by Phil » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:45 am

Hello,

It's not always as easy as it seems to move an install, but we may see this or something similar in the future. We're always striving to improve Installatron.

Cheers,
Phil.
Phillip Stier
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mtk
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by mtk » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:00 am

the need for this idea came from the fact that 99% of my clients, installed with IT their favorite software/application on a sub-directory.
I can understand them, this is not a very intuitive (how to install on the root of a domain).

so I found myself moving their installation manually too many times.

so either allow moving, or clarify the root installation process - or both :)

Phil
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by Phil » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:22 am

Hello,

If a user installs to a sub-directory and then wants to move the install to the root, rather than physically move the install it's better to alias requests using a .htaccess file. For example:

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RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^$                        wordpress/    [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}       !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}       !-d
RewriteRule (.*)                      wordpress/$1  [QSA,L]


Placing that .htaccess in the root web directory would make an install at http://installatron.com/wordpress also available at http://installatron.com

Hopefully that helps.

Cheers,
Phil.
Phillip Stier
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mtk
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by mtk » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:24 am

you're assuming I'm using an Apache server.
but anyway, why add a redirect rule & a little server load, if moving the installation is so easy...

Phil
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by Phil » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:30 am

Hello,

Sorry, I should have been more clear. By "better" I meant less work for you and less chance of the app breaking. It's definitely cleaner to physically move the install.

Thanks,
Phil.
Phillip Stier
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mtk
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Re: [Request] Move Installation

Post by mtk » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:39 am

Phil wrote:It's definitely cleaner to physically move the install.

hence the request :)

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