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Overall setup procedure
This procedure covers all the tasks required for setting up a Smallsite Design site. Each step links to a detailed procedure for that task.
Install Smallsite Design
Smallsite Design is installed by running a special PHP program file uploaded to the root folder of the domain where it is to be installed.
Buy Smallsite Design
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, will install the site software.
Configure PHP
Smallsite Design uses the PHP programming language, but it needs to have the correct version and other settings.
Log into the cPanel console
cPanel is the program used to manage the hosting environment for your sites, allowing you to create email accounts and manage site files.
Use HTTPS protocol
The HTTPS protocol – or scheme – makes sure that all traffic on the communication channel between a browser and the website is encrypted to ensure its privacy and security.
Buy domain name
A domain name is the globally unique identifier for a site, and hence is required.
Point to hosting DNS servers
Domain name servers translate a domain name into the numeric IP address of the computer on which its site resides. To do this, the registrar's computers must point to the hoster's domain name servers.
Buy hosting services
Web sites are run on a server connected to the internet. While we can set our own up, normally we would rent one to save us a lot of effort.
Create add-on domain
If following the recommendation to use one domain for the hosting account and another for actually hosting your site, an add-on domain is required.

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