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Current Version:   Roxen CMS 6.1.246 (r5)
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Important Notice

NOTE: Roxen WebServer is not required to run Roxen CMS. Roxen CMS is built on Roxen WebServer. It is possible to create multiple CMS and WebServer specific sites within a single Roxen CMS installation.

Installation Guide for Windows

Installing the software
  1. Double-click the downloaded file roxen-6.1.x-xxx-cms-win32_x86.msi to start the installer program.
  2. Enter the installation directory. The default is C:\Program Files\Roxen Internet Software\Roxen CMS\.
  3. Select either Typical Installation or Custom Installation. The former will install the product as a Windows service which launches every time you restart the computer. Select Custom if you want to control all details of the installation. The following steps describe the questions asked when selecting Custom.
  4. Select the Program Folder (i.e. in the Start menu) where Roxen CMS should be installed.
  5. Create an Administration Interface. This is a web-based interface in which Roxen CMS is configured. You need to select the web protocol (https for encrypted communication or regular http) and the port number as well as the administrator name and password.
  6. Decide whether you want to enable the Update Client in Roxen CMS.
  7. Wait for the software to be installed.
  8. Answer the question about installing a Windows service. This service will start the Roxen CMS server every time you boot your computer. If you don't want this you should answer No and start the server manually.
  9. When asked about launching Roxen CMS right now, select Yes.
Creating the web site
  1. Open your web browser and go to the Administration Interface at https://localhost:999/ (replace https and 999 with appropriate values). Authenticate using the name and password which you selected earlier.
  2. Click the Sites tab.
  3. Click the Create new site button.
  4. Enter a name for your site (only used in the Administration Interface) and click Create new site with template.
  5. Set the license file to personal.lic and click the CMS site button.
  6. Configure the protocol and port number for the site you want to create. Typical port values are 443 for https and 80 for plain http servers. Leave the fields in the section titled Initial variables for CMS: Main Module unchanged. Click Next to continue.
  7. Select the initial content for your site. We recommend Basic (CSS-based layout) since it includes all the layout templates you need for easy site editing.
  8. Enter the name and password you want to use for the site administrator. Note that this is not the same as the Administration Interface user (which you are currently logged in as), although the latter can use a backdoor feature to access everything in the site without knowing the name and password you enter here. It is possible to use the same name and password for both administrators. Click Ok to proceed.
  9. Wait for the site to be created. This can take a few minutes so be patient.
  10. The site is now created! Click the URL presented in the Status tab to open a new window for browsing the site. You will have to authenticate using the site administrator name and password which you provided a few steps back.
Editing web pages

Click the Enter edit mode link in the site navigation interface to display the toolbar for the insite editor. To access the more advanced SiteBuilder Content Editor, go to http://localhost:1234/edit/ (again, replace http and the port number with the appropriate values for your installation).

To read all the on-line documentation shipped with the product, click the Docs tab in the Administration Interface or in the SiteBuilder Content Editor (which also provides a search engine for all of the documentation).

Installation Guide for Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X

Installing the software

NOTE: For installations on other Linux distributions then listed below we recommend using the RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 package.

  1. Run sh to start the unpacking and installation process.
  2. Enter the path where you want to install Roxen CMS. You can use the Tab key for filename completion.
  3. Wait for the software to be installed.
  4. You are now prompted to create an Administration Interface. Enter the name, port URL and administrator name and password. The * character in the URL is a placeholder for the host name and can be left unchanged.
  5. Decide whether you want to enable the Update Client in Roxen CMS.
  6. Finally, you are given the option to start the server. If you choose not to do this, use the start command in the roxen directory to do this manually.
Creating the web site and Editing web pages

Please follow the instructions for Windows above.