Smallsite design is purchased through a reseller, who will provide a license number, which when entered into a PHP file uploaded to your hosting server and run, will install the site software.
The only information the Smallsite Design license server stores is the license number and the domain name for the site. No other details are required for identifying ownership. For getting software updates, only the domain name is used. The domain name must be rented and setup for use on a hosting provider's server before Smallsite Design can be installed, though it can also be installed into a subdomain of an already hosted domain.
Prior to installation, an email account name of noreply must be created for the domain or subdomain where Smallsite Design is being installed, with a forwarder to delete all received emails immediately without notifying the sender, as described in the Create a noreply email account procedure. This account is used by Smallsite Design to send notifications to managers and writers, while ignoring any replies to it. It also helps email security because it is used to validate that the emails sent by Smallsite Design are from a real account on the site's domain.
If the license was a gift, you should have it as an email or printed out, though an email is preferable as the long license number can be cut-and-pasted from it. You can start at step 2 .
If someone has already installed Smallsite Design for you:
- a.You do not need to do this procedure.
- b.Make sure you are given the login details for the domain registrar, and immediately log in to change the password.
- c.Make sure you are given the login details for the hosting provider, and immediately log in to change the password.
- d.Make sure you are given the login details for your Smallsite Design site, and immediately log in to Change password and Set up Smallsite Design to your liking.
Smallsite Design is intended to allow you to have complete responsibility and control over your website, bypassing the normal bottleneck of having to wait for others to make changes for you while they pursue their own priorities. You can enlist the help of others, but never hand over control to them.
This procedure is intended to be performed by: Site owner.
To buy a Smallsite Design license:
1Purchase a Smallsite Design license
1-2Select the payment provider
by clicking one of the buttons under the Subtotal row.
1-3Provide payer details
by typing in the information required.
1-4Confirm the order
by clicking the Pay button.
Some providers will open a login page for their site. Proceed as per their normal payment process, but clicking any backlink to the seller when complete.
A copy of the invoice is emailed to the provided address. It includes the license number.
All seller pages can now be closed.
2Download the installation file
by clicking this Download.
The file will placed in the folder on your device where they are set to, typically in the Desktop/This PC/Downloads on a Windows computer. The file name will be like:
3Upload the installation file
3-2Open the File Manager
by clicking the File Manager link in the Files section.
3-3Select the installation domain's root folder
by clicking the folder name in the starting pane.
For the account domain, the folder will be public_html. For an addon domain, it will be a folder in it like mydomain.com.
If the are any contents other that .well-known or cgi-bin folders, or a file other than robots.txt, perform the Delete a site procedure to clear the folder.
3-4Initiate an upload
by clicking the Upload button.
3-5Open the computer's file manager
by whatever process that is for the OS.
3-7Upload the file
by dragging the file from the file manager to the drop area on the File Upload page.
All cPanel pages can now be closed.