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• Last Updated: 04/16/2020
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How to install Una Social Network via Softaculous Auto Installer

Introduction

Una is an open-course social networking platform for developing communities, social networks, and collaboration hubs. If you are planning to create your project using the Una software in this tutorial, you can find the very first step needed to start.

In the following lines, we are going to guide you on how to install Una with one click through the Softaculous Auto Installer integrated into cPanel.

 

Accessing Softaculous Auto Installer

For a start, you have to access your cPanel account. In case you are not sure how to achieve that, please find detailed instructions in our guide based on How to access the cPanel service.

Once you are logged in, please navigate to the "Software" features group. Under it, you can locate the "Softaculous Apps Installer" feature. Please, click on the icon to access the interface.

 

Access Softaculous

 

When there, please use the search tool in the left-hand sidebar to find the Una application.

 

Locate Una

 

Please click on the "UNA" link displayed in the search result to access the application installer interface.

 

Installing Una

Now that you have accessed the Una overview page, please click on the "Install Now" button to begin the installation process.

 

Install Now button

 

Upon doing that, you are redirected to the installation page, where you need to specify the required configuration details. To keep it consistent, we are going to review each of the sections starting with the first "Software Setup" section.

 

Software Setup

 

First off, you have to configure the installation URL settings.

  • Choose Protocol - From this dropdown, you need to select the protocol over which your Una website to be accessed. Please note that the secure HTTPS protocol requires a valid SSL certificate installed on your domain name in order to function correctly. If such is not detected on the selected domain, Softaculous displays a warning message right below this field.
  • Choose Domain - From this dropdown menu, you have to select the domain or subdomain the installation should be performed onto. The dropdown lists all domains, addon domains, and subdomains currently configured in your cPanel.
  • In Directory - In this field, you can define a specific directory where the installation to take place. If you would like the installation to be performed directly on your domain name, i.e., yourdomain.com, please make sure to leave this field blank. If you wish Una to be installed under a subdirectory, e.g., yourdomain.com/blog, please make sure to specify the subdirectory under this field. In case the subfolder does not exist, Softaculous automatically creates it and performs the installation under it.

Below the URL settings, you can find the "Cron Jobs" fields where you can specify the timing for the CRON jobs required by the Una software. Please leave these values as they are.

 

Next are the "Site Settings" and "Admin Account" sections.

 

Site Settings and Admin Account

 

Under the "Site Settings" section, you have to specify the following details:

  • Site Name - This is the main title of your Una site.
  • Site Email - In this field, you need to select the primary no-reply email to be used in your site.

Note that both of these settings are customizable in the future. Therefore, you may as well leave them as they are.

 

Within the "Admin Account" section you have to specify your Una Admin account details:

  • Admin Username - In this field, you need to specify the username for your Una Admin account.
  • Admin Email In this field, you need to enter the desired administrative email address intended for update notifications, password reset requests, etc.
  • Admin Password In this field, you need to enter the password for your Una Admin account. Please make sure to select a secure password as using insecure login credentials may affect your website security and make it vulnerable to various attacks. You can use the password generator ("Key" icon) to create a strong password.

 

Last is the "Advanced Options" section, which contains optional settings. Therefore you can simply skip it. If required, you may expand by clicking on the "+" sign. Within it, you can customize the database assigned to your Una website and the automated backups generated by Softaculous.

You can give your database a custom "Database Name" and change the database "Table Prefix". You can disable the application update notifications sent via email by ticking the checkbox. You can control the "Backup Location", the frequency of the Softaculous "Automated Backups" and the "Backup Rotation". Please note that these backups are stored under your hosting account, and they demand available space.

If you are using one of our shared hosting solutions, HostArmada is already backing up your data and storing it on remote servers for enhanced security.

 

Advanced Options

 

When you are ready, please click on the "Install" button to initiate the process and allow it with a few moments to be completed.

Once this is done, you are presented with the final screen, which contains your website URL and your Una Admin Login URL.

 

Una Site and Admin URLs

 

With this done, you are ready to go ahead and explore your brand new Una empowered website. Now, most of it is in your hands. Put your creativity into work and develop a successful social network platform. We hope you have found our guide useful and easy to follow, and we would like to welcome you to contact our Support Team if you have run into any difficulties.

 

 

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