Install AEF via Softaculous in SiteWorx

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A guide to help you install AEF via Softaculous in SiteWorx.

1. Log into your SiteWorx account. (e.g. www.example.com:2443/siteworx/ )

2. Then under SiteWorx Menu, click the Hosting Features menu item if it is not already open.

3. Then click on the Softaculous option.


4. After that SiteWorx will open a Softaculous Interface.

5. On the left side of your screen, you should locate the Forums category. Click on it and then click on the AEF link that will appear.



6. Then click on the Install button.



7. Fill the necessary field, under the Software Setup field:

  • Choose Installation URL: Choose the appropriate protocol/domain. Inside the “In Directory” field, should you want to install this in a directory, i.e., example.com/directory, enter the directory name. Otherwise, leave it blank to install in your main domain, i.e., example.com



8. Enter the following details under the Board Settings field:

  • Board Name: Name of the forum.
  • Board E-mail: The email address of the forum.
  • Use UTF-8 Character Set: Chose this If you are going to work with multiple languages.




9. Under the Admin Account field, enter the following information:

  • Username: Your new AEF username (for security reason do not use the Administrator or the Admin username.)
  • Password: Use a strong password.
  • Email: Your e-mail address. (Useful for administrator account password reset, notification, etc.)


Note: Copy the admin username and password on a notepad.


10. Advanced Options: Leave this as it is unless you want to change the database name or take an automated backup. Please note that taking frequent backups may take a lot of disk space.


Finally, scroll down to the end of the page and click on the Install button.

Congratulations you have installed AEF via Softaculous in SiteWorx.
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