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I want to host my site myself. I've downloaded it what do I do know?(please give step-by-step instructions!!)
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Hi Knightman,

You can host it anywhere that supports PHP.

But by far the easiest way to get it live would be to just publish and host it with us for free. That way you don't even have to download it - just press publish and pick and domain and it will be live instantly.

You can also choose to download it and the upload it (FTP) to another hosting provider.

If you want to host your site somewhere else, select option 3 and follow these instructions:

Hosting with your own service provider:

Copy the site to the webroot of a php 5.2.x enabled web server
* Ensure that the "classes/work/t
emplates_c" directory is writable by
the web server.
(chmod 777 classes/work/templates_c on Unix / Linux boxes)

Please note that if you elect to host your site elsewhere, we can only support you with the process of creating your site, and downloading it. Thereafter all support relating to the hosting of your site will become the sole responsibility of your service provider.

The site you built will always be available in your SynthaSite account for editing and updating even if you download your site as a zipped file and host it elsewhere. However, to put your changes live you would need to re-download your site and re-upload it to the servers of your hosting provider each time. If you host your site with us (either using a free subdomain or a domain of your own) you can update it with a single click - so it is a lot easier to make changes.

Please write back if you have any questions. I'd love to get the input of other members of your community forum who have tried this options.


~ Adrienne