This page details everything you will need to know to get Pixie installed onto your web server. Those of you familiar with self hosted scripts should find this a very simple process. We have tried our best to make the install process as simple as possible.
If you are not comfortable we installing the Pixie on your own server we recommend you try one of our hosted Pixie packages.
I am not a big fan of requirements, they are restricting and a little bit complicated for the average user. The good news is that Pixie is simple to get along with... here is what you need:
Pixie has been developed in a Linux/Unix hosting environment and is best suited to these platforms. Pixie should run (not currently tested) on a Windows server but some features may not work as expected.
Version 5 and above. Pixie requires PHP5 to correctly support timezones.
Version 4.1 and above.
Web hosting is cheap and easy to come by these days. You may already have some with your Internet service provider (ISP). Our recommended hosting provider is QuicklyWeb.
Once you have saved Pixie onto your computer you need to unzip (extract) it and upload it to your web server. Your web host company will have supplied you with your FTP details which you will need place into your favourite FTP client. We recommend:
All of these FTP clients are free to use.
Now Pixie is uploaded to your web server the automated installer can take over (phew!). Visit your web address (e.g. www.mysite.com) and Pixie will now begin to install your site. It is a simple 3 step process that should take a couple of minutes. Make sure you have your database details ready (your host should supply you with them on request).
If you have questions about this page head to the Pixie forums.