General installation Procedure



Pre-installation steps

Unzip the downloaded archive FreiChat.v.VER.zip Move/copy the extracted freichat folder in your CMS installed directory. For Example, If you have installed joomla , freichat folder should be placed in /your/joomla/installed/directory/freichat Enter the following path for installation http://your_website.com/freichat/installation/index.php


Step 1 - License agreement

Please read the license carefully and click accept


Step 2 - Integration

Here, you need to select your integration driver . If you are using a CMS then select your CMS If the list does not include your CMS or if you have custom coded your site then select Customized . Click next to proceed to the next step .


Step 3 - Database details [Only for Customized integration]

This step will only be visible for those who chose Customized as their integration driver .


Step 4 - Permissions

Normally , you should not have a problem here .

If any of the above files are not writable , give them write permissions and then refresh the page


Step 5 - choosing a password

Please change the default password for security reasons . For those who chose Customized driver for integration , this password is the same password as in the third step


Step 6 - Last step

If there is an option visible to download a module , then it is recommended to download and install it . Else If it is not visible then you will have to go with the manual installation