Install dotproject

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Contents

  • 1 Introducing dotproject
  • 2 Installing dotproject - Fantastico De Luxe
  • 3 Installing dotproject - Manually
  • 4 Managing/Using dotproject
    • 4.1 Create a new Company
    • 4.2 Create a new Project
    • 4.3 Create a new user
  • 5 Backup dotproject database

 Introducing dotproject

Dotproject is a free project management software that enables you to easily manage all aspects of a certain project you are working on. You’re able to manage companies, projects, tasks, forums, files, calendar, contacts, tickets/helpdesk, language support, user/module permissions and themes.

 Installing dotproject - Fantastico De Luxe

  • Step 1: Login to your Admin cPanel http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel
  • Step 2: Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
  • Step 3: Under the “Project Management” section, find and click on “dotproject”
  • Step 4: In the right panel, select “New Installation”.
  • Step 5: on page 1 of the installation process, you will be prompted for the installation directory. To have “dotproject” installed on your website’s main page (http://www.yourdomain.com) leave it blank else, insert the directory of your choice (http://www.yourdomain.com/dotproject).Also fill out the Admin access data. Finally, click on “Install dotproject”.
  • Step 6: on page 2, a summary of the installation options is displayed, including database details and the installation directory chosen.
Step 7: Click on “Finish Installation” button to successfully complete your “dotproject” installation process.

 

You’re Done!

 

 Installing dotproject - Manually

  • Step 1: Download Dotproject’s latest release to your desktop from the official website.
  • Step 2: Uncompress the downloaded file to a specified directory on your desktop.
  • Step 3: Upload the extracted files (keeping the directories structure intact) to your web hosting account via FTP to a specified directory of your choice (e.g. /dotproject).
  • Step 4: From within the cPanel interface of your hosting account, create a new database using the “MySQL Database Wizard”. Please do save all the information used in this wizard from usernames and passwords for future use.
  • Step 5: Using your browser, go to the location of your newly uploaded files: http://www.yourdomain.com/dotproject
Doing that will launch the web-installer and enables you to start manually installing dotproject.
  • Step 6: The first step of the installation will check for server requirements. If all requirements are met then click on “start installation”
Step 7: Second step of the installation procedures is to setup the database credentials in order for the script to connect to the database. Enter the username/password and name of the database that you have created earlier. Once done, click on “install db & writ cfg”.
That should install dotproject successfully along with its database and configuration file. Now simply, login with the username: admin and password: passwd and you should be able to use the software flawlessly.

 Managing/Using dotproject

Create a new Company

To create a new company, simply:

  1. Login to dotproject with administrative privileges.
  2. Click on “Companies”
  3. On the top right side, click on “new company”
  4. Fill in all the required information.
  5. Once done, click “Submit”.

Create a new Project

To create a new project, simply:

  1. Login to dotproject with administrative privileges.
  2. Click on “projects”
  3. On the top right side, click on “new project” and select the respective company for that project.
  4. Fill in all the required information.
  5. Once done, click “Submit”.

Create a new user

To create a new user:

  1. Login to dotproject with administrative privileges.
  2. Click on “user admin”
  3. On the top right side, click on “user”
  4. Fill in all the required information.
  5. Once done, click “Submit”.

 

 Backup dotproject database

  • Step 1: Login to your hosting account cPanel, locate and click on the “PhpMyAdmin” icon.
  • Step 2: From within PhpMyAdmin, choose the dotproject Database.
  • Step 3: On the top menu of the database table list, click on “Export”
  • Step 4: In the export options, make sure you:
    • “Select All” Tables
    • Check “Structures” property.
    • Check “Data” property.
    • Check “Save as” option
  • Step 5: Once you double check that all the options in step 4 are set, click Go and save to the file to your desktop.

 

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