Last post Jun 11, 2006 09:27 PM by Dajuroka
Jan 06, 2005 09:09 PM|clmayo01|LINK
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May 02, 2005 12:21 PM|bigpix2000|LINK
Let me make sure i got this right ... To make .NET Nuke work on go daddy ...
1) Copy all the files up to the site
2) update the web config to point to the DSN created there (i.e. server=xxxxxx;uid=xxxxx;pwd=xxxxx)
3) Run the first page ... which will "set up the DB"
4) put up any skins and run install to get them in place ...
BUT when you try to create CHILD portals you MIGHT get permission errors ... yes?
I can live with that since all I need is the top level anyway ... can someone please confirm that this is all I need to do to get it to work on GoDaddy.com?
May 02, 2005 09:29 PM|J7Mitch|LINK
That's corrrect, but you might not even need to do that.
GoDaddy is now offering DotNetNuke as a free add-on to their hosting accounts.
From this page, scroll to the bottom and click on "Free Windows Items"
May 02, 2005 10:12 PM|Kansas|LINK
GoDaddy's DNN installer still makes you use a sub-directory and it also does not allow access to this sub-directory. So your portal will be at
www.domain.com/portal but when you ftp into your account on the root there is not portal folder.
To get DNN to work with GoDaddy's hosting you need to create the folder you want to install it in first then go to your control panel and go to custom directory permissions and give Read, Write, Web, and Set Root permissions to the folder. Then you need
to FTP up all the files into that directory after the permissions are out of the pending stage.
It should work fine if you do that.
May 16, 2005 02:57 PM|mannyd|LINK
May 16, 2005 03:45 PM|bigpix2000|LINK
Mr. BraveHeart Manuel from GoDaddy ;-),
First off, the custom install your so called "Advanced Server people" do is a joke. The first response from email customer service is to visit the "manufacturer" for notes on how to use it and the second is usually there is nothing we can do because our
"Advanced Server people" will only allow/not allow blah blah blah etc. Well .. .as it is you can't even do hardly any of the out of the box features of Dot Net Nuke and in fact, 80% of those feature that are claimed for DNN on the site for picking are not
even possible in that install (upload your own modules? Use your own skins? ... DUH! Perhaps the "Advanced Server People" should author the features instead of a cut and paste from the DNN site ... that stuff is copyrighted you know) Forget even modifying
the code ... we get errors running the built in modules because their own requires setup that is disallowed! What was the point of a virtual site anyway? Why bother? Extremely frustrating that the only way to make it useful is to ditch and and start from
Frankly, coming out here in the open and saying what you are saying is well ... SHOCKING [:O] ... but in a good way :-D Talking about possibly turning this around for you guys! Good luck getting it together. Later on when I get over the shock and if no
one else has posted the link to the exact instructions also on this forum I will put it up myself.
Right now I am steeling myself to call you guys and ask that the site be removed BUT THE DATABASE LEFT INTACT so that I can leverage the stuff I already tried out. I'm afraid I might get a condescending or smarmy answer that might be the straw that breaks
the camels back. Simply put, the feature that removes Dot Net Nuke also kills the database tables (at the last and perhaps even a separate DB!) and if they can just kill the virtual site without touching that, I merely have to create a subdirectory with the
same exact name and use the same DB credentials to get in and voila, FIXED to my satisfaction ... right now the odds of this where pretty bad until I saw your post!
May 16, 2005 04:25 PM|Geert|LINK
Easy up a bit, Manuel is just trying to help the people out here.
May 16, 2005 05:07 PM|mannyd|LINK
yes, i know there are some problems. i am new here and optimistic. for the one click installs, for both dotnetnuke and community server the files are in a virtual directory and the database is hidden as well. this makes it really hard to do some custom stuff
if at all. it is even worse for the community server one click install. on the front page, they give you instructions and how to log in. the thing with community server is you actually NEED to EDIT the default.aspx file i think. so you are just plain stuck
witch makes me scratch my heard why the devs left it at that. bottom line, the scripts seem to be just thrown out there, i have looked through the knowledgebase on the intranet and there is nothing there except for the announcement that these two apps were
made available. so hopefully we can get something going here. thanks for the replies everyone.
May 16, 2005 05:14 PM|bigpix2000|LINK
I'm actually a whole lot easier than the mail I sent them back last week and in my note I give him Kudos for very likely turning around my whole experience with them even to the point that if I don't see anyone else respond to his request for the steps,
I myself will put it up. I wanted to push the point that he was very brave to come out here and I hope he succeeds where his company has not.
Don't let the likes of me scare you Manuel! do the right thing and you will go places! [:D]
May 16, 2005 05:25 PM|J7Mitch|LINK
Hey Manuel, glad to "see" you here. I've been helping with one of your other customers who got themseleves locked out of their site when they changed the portal alias to something that doesn't point to their DNN install.
To make a long story short, it's great that you are taking an interest, shows a real sincerity to help on the part of yourself/GoDaddy.
I'm sure a lot of this can be worked out. Feel free to post if you have any questions, or if it's a little to "hot", feel free to send e-mail.
May 17, 2005 12:04 AM|mannyd|LINK
well thanks for the replies, i guess i just need help getting up to speed with this software in general. i have been familair with linux open source stuff and just now getting into the windows stuff. i just need to know what people more familiar with dnn
say what does the lack of access to the files and to the database do to making full use of the features of dnn. if it comes down to recommending a manual install then i guess we will have to do that. i am not too hot on having to do a subdirecotry install
either.. or is that the norm? or acceptable?
here is the website for my sample dnn one click
here is the sample of the CS one click, see what i mean by not even being able to manual edit the homepage? :P
May 17, 2005 08:36 AM|J7Mitch|LINK
May 17, 2005 09:12 AM|midspot|LINK
May 17, 2005 11:46 AM|sowens|LINK
The manual install process works great. I would not bother with the one click until it is changed. The tech support is hit and miss, as it is with any product or service, but you can read how to do it in this forum and there are plenty of people that can
help you over the rough spots if you have one.
The servers are blazing fast after the first page is loaded. For the price GoDaddy gives you a lot of power and speed that you usually pay a lot more for. I must say I am surprised and rethinking the Virtual Private Server(s) we have versus just going straight
to GoDaddy's Hosting. The one drawback is no Enterprise Manager access, just strictly a web gui. I can live with that at the moment.....
May 17, 2005 12:49 PM|mannyd|LINK
i am going through the forum for manual install instructions of this. hopefully i can write up a good doc. i just met with one of the hosting guys. the asp.net apps will always have to be in a subdirectory for the time being. it is better to do the manual
the one click install will always create a hidden virtual directory with a hidden database for "security" reasons. the database itself is is out of the hosting teams hands and will be the property of the DBAs here. i think this option will not be recommended
and i probably won't focus on this from now on.
since the install will have to go in a subdirectory, we can just use a cname in the zone file to do a subdomain redirect. we'll see.
yeah, sowens, i think the tech support will always be random, depending on you getting a sales person or a techie and whatever products they know about the most. we got some good datacenters here and the servers are really flowing. i will definately have
to look into that enterprise manager thing as well. thanks guys
May 17, 2005 05:59 PM|GCymbala|LINK
May 18, 2005 05:49 AM|sowens|LINK
I do not think users can setup their own forwarding. I do not see it in the webmail panel. Hope this helps......
May 18, 2005 12:14 PM|mannyd|LINK
May 18, 2005 09:56 PM|vb4hire|LINK
Great to hear that GoDaddy is working to accomodate DNN and other open source portal apps. Its a great value added service for your customers that cost you nothing!! Every body wins.
But unfortunately I dumped GD 6 weeks ago because of these problems.... paying alittle more than GD, but got DNN up and running very quickly on new host.
Wish ya luck!
May 19, 2005 02:24 PM|mannyd|LINK
May 19, 2005 05:13 PM|sowens|LINK
May 20, 2005 03:59 PM|ebmjohnson|LINK
I ran into a problem with GoDaddy's automated install. I need the photo album to have the next buttons. It was a bug that has been fixed. Will GoDaddy update this for me? If so can you put in the request as I know it will be done alot faster if an employee
Thanks in advance
May 26, 2005 12:54 AM|mannyd|LINK
May 30, 2006 09:19 AM|falzett|LINK
I am new to DNN and have used the one click install on GoDaddy. I have the economy hosting and my site works fine. The thing that troubles me is the lack of access to the directory created during the install, and the fact I cannot get at the SQL data. I
have a couple questions I would appreciate some help with:
What are the advantages of doing a manual install as some have described?
Is there a way to access the data to back it up?
If I create the directory prior to the one-click install, is the current SQL db lost?
Jun 11, 2006 09:27 PM|Dajuroka|LINK