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eZ Publish (5.x)

eZ Publish 5.x | For eZ Platform & eZ Studio topics see Technical manual and User manual, for eZ Publish 4.x and Legacy topics see eZ Publish legacy

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  • Setting up / creating a database
  • Downloading a packaged eZ Publish distribution
  • Unpacking the eZ Publish distribution
  • Prepare the extracted files
    • Setup folder permissions
    • Link your assets
  • (Optional) Configure a VirtualHost
  • Initiating and going through the web based setup wizard at http://<your-host-name>/ezsetup
  • (Optional) Set up cronjobs

Setting up a database

A database must be created before running the setup wizard. The following text explains how to set up a database using either MySQL or PostgreSQL.

MySQL

  1. Log in as the root user (or any other MySQL user that has the CREATE, CREATE USER and GRANT OPTION privileges):

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    $ mysql --host=<mysql_host> --port=<port> -u <mysql_user> -p<mysql_password>
    Note

    Note that if MySQL is installed on the same server, the "--host" parameter can be omitted. If the "--port" parameter is omitted, the default port for MySQL traffic will be used (port 3306).

     

    The MySQL client should display a "mysql>" prompt.

  2. Create a new database:

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    mysql> CREATE DATABASE <database> CHARACTER SET utf8;
  3. Grant access permissions:

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    mysql> GRANT ALL ON <database>.* TO <user>@<ezp_host> IDENTIFIED BY '<password>';
    Note

    Note that if the specified user account does not exist, it will be created.



    ReferenceDescription
    <mysql_host>The hostname of the MySQL database server.
    <port>The port number that will be used to connect to the MySQL database server.
    <mysql_user>The MySQL user (if no user is set up, use "root").
    <mysql_password>The password that belongs to the <mysql_user>.
    <database>The name of the database, for example "my_new_database".
    <user>The username that will be used to access the database.
    <ezp_host>The hostname of the server on which eZ Publish will be running. (may be "localhost" if MySQL is installed on the same server).
    <password>The password you wish to set in order to limit access to the database.

PostgreSQL

  1. Log in as the postgres user (or any other PostgreSQL user that has sufficient privileges to create roles and databases):

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    $ psql -h <psql_host> -p <port> -U <psql_user> -W
    Note

    Note that if PostgreSQL is installed on the same server, the "-h" parameter can be omitted. If the "-p" parameter is omitted, the default port for PostgreSQL traffic will be used (in most cases, port 5432).

    The PostgreSQL client will ask you to specify the password that belongs to the <psql_user>. If the password is correct, the client should display a "<psql_user>=#" prompt.

  2. Create a new database:

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    postgres=# CREATE DATABASE <database> ENCODING='utf8';
  3. Create a new user:

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    postgres=# CREATE USER <user> PASSWORD '<password>';
  4. Grant access permissions:

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    postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE <database> TO <user>;

     

    Import the "pgcrypto" module into the new database:

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    postgres=# \c <database>
    <database>=# \i '<path_to_pgcrypto>'
    ReferenceDescription
    <psql_host>The hostname of the PostgreSQL database server.
    <port>The port number that will be used to connect to the PostgreSQL database server.
    <psql_user>The PostgreSQL user (if no user is set up, use "postgresql").
    <database>The name of the database, for example "my_new_database".
    <user>The username that will be used to access the database.
    <password>The password you wish to set in order to limit access to the database.
    <path_to_pgcrypto>The path to the "pgcrypto.sql" file, for example "/usr/share/pgsql/contrib/pgcrypto.sql".

    Note for version 9.1+ of PostgreSQL users:
    The following changes might be necessary for these users:
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    postgres=# \c <database>
    <database>=# CREATE EXTENSION pgcrypto;

Downloading eZ Publish

The latest community version of eZ Publish can be downloaded from http://share.ez.no/download-develop/downloads, while enterprise version is available in your support portal or via partner portal.

Unpacking eZ Publish

Use your favorite tool to unpack the downloaded eZ Publish distribution to a web-served directory (a directory that is reachable using a web browser), or in case of virtual host mode it can be any folder. The following example shows how to do this using the tar utility (to unpack a tar.gz file, assuming that the "tar" and the "gzip" utilities are installed on the system):

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The extraction utility will unpack eZ Publish into a sub-directory called "ezpublish-<version_number>". Feel free to rename this directory to something more meaningful, for example "my_site".

Setting up folder permission

Note
titleImportant

In any of the following cases, always ensure to run application scripts with the appropriate UNIX user (most likely the user running your webserver).

You can control this user in your Apache configuration. Using PHP-FPM or SuExec module, you can specify a user per virtual host.

Several cache, log and config folders must be writable both by the web server and the command line user, use one of the following alternatives to do this:

Optional: Link assets

Info
The download file should already have generated these assets for you as of 5.2 / 2013.07, but in case of issues on Windows with symlinks within the download file, make sure to run these commands.

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Warning
titleWarning regarding APC

If you are planning to use APC to speed up your site, please be sure to check the available notes here, before entering the setup wizard chapter.

Initiating the setup wizard

The setup wizard can be started using a web browser immediately after the previous steps (described in this section) are completed. It will be automatically run the first time someone tries to access/browse the "/ezsetup" url. Let's assume that we are using a server with the host name "www.example.com" and that after unpacking, the eZ Publish directory was renamed to "my_site".

Document root example

If eZ Publish was unpacked into a directory called "my_site" under the document root, the setup wizard can be initiated by browsing the following URL: http://www.example.com/my_site/web/index.php/ezsetup.

Home directory example

If eZ Publish was unpacked to a web-served directory located inside the home directory of a user with the user name "peter", (usually called "public_html", "www", "http", "html" or "web"), the setup wizard can be initiated by browsing the following URL: http://www.example.com/~peter/my_site/web/index.php/ezsetup.

Virtual host example

If you have setup the host name www.example.com to point to the web folder of eZ Publish using rewrite rules, then you should access it at: http://www.example.com/ezsetup.

Refer to the "The setup wizard" section for a detailed description of the web based setup wizard.

 

Defining the desired environment

Environment configuration is a new feature introduced as of eZ Publish 5.2 and eZ Publish Community Project 2013.06.
You can configure several environments, from production, development or staging, even if for each one of them you need require using different configurations sets.

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