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Install Tips for Cpanel Users

Discussion in 'Legacy Sitebuilder Software' started by RogerW37, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. RogerW37

    RogerW37 Guest

    The following installation was perfomed for SiteBuilder Version 2.0.0 Build 05060617.

    This took approximately one week to determine how to get it working correctly and multiple emails to and from various people.

    During installation, my server contained the following:
    • Fedora Core 2
    • WHM 10.6.0
    • cPanel 10.6.0-C123
    • Apache 1.3.33
    • PHP 4.3.11
    • MySQL 4.0.25-standard
    I strongly suggest reading through this slowly, with attention to detail, and consider that for your server, you may wish or need to do things differently. Print it out for a handy reference!

    Also, check this board as there are other people that have listed instructions that have successfully worked for them.

    Here we go!

    1. Create the following DNS entries:

    WHM, “Edit DNS Zone†select “yourdomain.comâ€

    sitebuilder.yourdomain.com. 14400 A ##.##.###.## (server IP)
    *.sitebuilder.yourdomain.com. 14400 A ##.##.###.## (server IP)

    This is done first because it will take time for propagation.

    The instructions said for me to use “sitebuilder.nameofserver.yourdomain.com†however, that URL seemed way too long. I used it for a while and then removed the “nameofserver†portion and all works just fine.

    2. Virtual domain for sitebuilder was created during installation.

    You can find it here: /etc/httpd/conf.d/sitebuilder.conf

    3. SSH to server. Move to the correct folder:
    4. Download the archive containing the SiteBuilder files.
    wget [url]http://download1.sw-soft.com/SiteBuilder/2.0/Sitebuilder-2.0.0-fc2.build050606.17.tgz[/url]
    (may need to change the above for newer updates)

    5. Unpack the archive:
    tar -xzvf Sitebuilder-2.0.0-fc2.build050606.17.tgz
    Once unpacking is complete, the application will create the Sitebuilder directory.

    6. Install all packages in this directory using the following commands:
    cd Sitebuilder
    rpm –Uhv *.rpm
    In case any unresolved dependencies appear, you must resolve them. Please use your operating system distribution package to obtain the necessary files.

    I used WHM to “Install a RPM†for the three needed packages.

    php >= 4.3 is needed by Sitebuilder-2.0.0-fc2.build050606.17
    php-domxml is needed by Sitebuilder-2.0.0-fc2.build050606.17
    php-mysql is needed by Sitebuilder-2.0.0-fc2.build050606.17

    Interestingly, I installed php-domxml and php-mysql “Install a RPM†packages and didn’t have to install the “php†package as the install completed without further warnings in this regard.

    7. UPDATE WHM TO AT LEAST WHM 10.6.0 AND cPanel 10.6.0-C123.

    First, that's just good measure.

    Second, you are about to turn on ioncube as SiteBuilder is ioncube encoded. Turning on ioncube will cause Fantastico! (if you have it installed) to crash if you have a version of CPanel before C123 installed.

    So, let me say it again, update CPanel to the latest version to avoid problems.

    8. Update WHM from “Tweak Settings†“Software†“none†to “ioncube†since SiteBuilder is ioncube encoded.

    9. Update httpd.conf with DNS settings:
    pico /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf
    ########################## FOR SITEBUILDER
    <VirtualHost ##.##.###.##:80>
        ServerAlias *sitebuilder.*
        DocumentRoot /usr/local/sitebuilder/htdocs/
        ServerName *sitebuilder.*
        ErrorLog logs/sitebuilder-error_log
        CustomLog logs/sitebuilder-access_log common
        DirectoryIndex index.php
        AddDefaultCharset UTF-8
        <Directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/>
            AllowOverride All
        <Directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/install>
         AllowOverride none
        <Directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/users>
         AllowOverride none
        <Directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/repository>
         AllowOverride none
        <Directory /usr/local/sitebuilder/install.bkp>
             AllowOverride none
             Order deny,allow
             Deny from All
    ########################## END SITEBUILDER

    There are two config “entriesâ€, one that was manually placed into httpd.conf in the step above and one that SiteBuilder installs which is located at /etc/httpd/conf.d/sitebuilder.conf

    Both are processed when Apache is restarted which causes problems.

    I moved my sitebuilder.conf file from /etc/httpd/conf.d/sitebuilder.conf to /usr/local/sitebuilder/sitebuilder.conf which prevents it’s processing when httpd is restarted.

    Why did I do this? For some reason, SiteBuilder wasn't starting properly for me. It was noted in WHM when restarting Apache, but placing the command in the main httpd.conf file got it going.

    11. Update php.ini with correct information:

    pico /usr/lib/php.ini
    Did a search for “extension†and then added the following:
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; FOR SITEBUILDER
    extension = "/usr/lib/php4/gpgext.so"
    extension = "/usr/lib/php4/domxml.so"
    extension = "/usr/lib/php4/xslt.so"
    extension = "/usr/lib/php4/zip.so"
    zend_extension = "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/etc/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_4.3.so"
    ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; END SITEBUILDER
    12. Restart Apache for changes to take affect.

    13. Check to make sure control panel and (if you have it...) Fantastico are working correctly.

    14. WHM, “MySQL Root Password†and set a password.

    This password will be used by SiteBuilder as root.

    15. Simply visit http://sitebuilder.yourdomain.com to begin installation.

    16. Make the database connection:

    DB name – Leave as is (sitebuilder)
    DB host – Leave as is (localhost)
    DB Administrator Name – Leave as is (root)
    DB Administrator Password - Enter the WHM “MySQL Root Password.â€
    Remainder of settings need no changes, click OK.

    17. Check guest entry point:


    18. Admin:


    First time install...
    U: root
    P: sitebuilder

    Make sure to change this password as soon as possible!

    19. License
    Make sure to upload your license after logging in as admin. Click the "License" icon and then "Upload Key."


    1. Do NOT setup a subdomain using WHM, edit the httpd.conf manually as stated above.
    2. I'm certainly open to any suggestions and modifications.

    The instructions above worked for me. I hope that they'll work for you as well or at least get you past a point that you may be stuck.

  2. emsol

    emsol Guest

    My Sitebuilder installation says httpd is not installed. I'm not about to reinstall apache from an rpm - this would screw up my existing config wouldnt it ?
  3. jalons

    jalons Guest

    Yes it would.

    Remember, Sitebuilder is going through looking for RPM dependencies. If you know they're satisfied you can always --nodep or --force the installation/removal. It will also complain about PHP not being available, as cPanel builds PHP from source.

    Be prepared for a lot of headaches, as there's a lot of little issues that can go wrong once it's installed.
  4. gvard

    gvard Guest


    Greetings from Greece,

    I can't find under "Install a RPM" the above packages. Can you help me in how to install them?


    George Vardikos