Basic Installation Succesful

Default image used for Zone logoBasic Installation Successful;

Site now live as a Drupal site

The subsite which we are calling ‘the zone’ can be previewd at Readers who have been following planned installation on this blog will know we prepared in advance for problems during the process, with no interruptions of our main website. First off the install proceeded smoothly;

Then while installing and activating modules,

WSOD (those familiar with Drupal will smile knowingly at this) or ‘White Screen of Death’ – and error messages. Caused by a shortage of memory allocation in the php.ini file. Unable to configure this setting ourselves, a help request was sent to the server owner Afrihost at 01h12 and shut down for the night.

First thing the following morning, I received an e-mail (sent at 01h26) to say the php setting had been changed…. What can I say… very nice service. It’s great to know that just because we are a smaller enterprise, we aren’t at the end of the list for service response. Thanks Cazlin at Afrihost

Configure item by item:

Of course, the full set up is nowhere near completion; Every item along the way has to be configured. There’s no content at this time, just a first article used as a holding page….

Impressions of Drupal Set-up Process:

For a first installation, I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly it went (the previous weeks reading up paid off).  Not a system to configure for anyone without at least a fair level of knowledge… But a thoroughly enjoyable process. A review  of the process will be posted in a few weeks time


About Mike

Web Developer and Techno-geek Saltwater fishing nut Blogger

Posted on July 20, 2011, in General News, Projects In Progress, Websites and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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