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CNCat 4.3.2 User Manual

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Initial Installation

To install CNCat, do the following:

  1. Download CNCat from the official website: http://www.cn-software.com/cncat.
  2. Extract the files from the archive and then place them into any directory of your site (you can place the files into the root directory).
  3. Run the installer. To do this, specify the path to folder /install/ in the Browser address field. For example, http://www.server.com/cncat/install/. As a result, the installation wizard will appear in the screen.

In case you are running the update of the previous CNCat version and there is a ‘config.php’ file located in /cncatconfig folder, then you will be asked to log in as and administrator first.

Administrator Login

Administrator Login

At the first step, select the installation language:

Selecting Interface Language

Selecting Interface Language

At the second step, you should accept the License Agreement to continue installation:

License Agreement

License Agreement

Then, the wizard will check your server configuration for conformance with the system requirements:

Check Results

Check Results

Next, you will be prompted to configure connection settings (some parameters are set up automatically):

Connection Settings

Connection Settings

Specify the following parameters on this form:

Click Next. The installer will check you workstation for the existing version of CNCat. In case the current CNCat version is found you your computer, you will be prompted to delete all the existing program tables and install CNCat one more time (to do this, check the corresponding checkbox, and then click Next). To ignore this update and to leave everything as is, click Cancel.

Updating Current Version of CNCat

Updating Current Version of CNCat

In case the installation wizard finds the old version of CNCat, then you will be prompted:

Updating the Old CNCat Version

Updating the Old CNCat Version

Click Next, to install new version of the program.

At the next step, the wizard will display the form to set up web directory parameters:

Setting up Web Directory Parameters

Setting up Web Directory Parameters

Specify the following parameters on this form:

Click the Next button and the wizard will create all required tables in the database. In case the database does not exist, the installer will try to create it.

Then, the installation wizard will display the 'config.php’ file content. You should create this file manually and place it into the web directory the CNCat is installed in, and then insert the result code:

Configuration File Code

Configuration File Code

Provided the previous step has been completed correctly, the wizard will display the message about successful installation completion (otherwise, the code for ‘config.php’ file will be displayed again). After that, delete /install/ folder from the server. To start working with the web directory, specify the path to the web directory interface in the Browser address field (for example, http://www.server.com/cncat/), or use the link on the installation form:

Installation Completion

Installation Completion

After installation has been completed, go to administrator interface (see paragraph Administrator Interface) and enter License key there. Get free or commercial key at website: http://www.cn-software.com/ru/cncat/

Form for License Submission

Form for License Submission

Enter the full license code into the text field and then click the Save button. After your license has been accepted, you will be able to access all the other administrator page sections and to manage your web directory.


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