For self-hosted installations, you must first download the affiliate software to your computer.
If you have yet to download it, you can do so here.
Once you have downloaded it, unzip the file to your computer.
Setup Your MySQL Database
The Affiliate Software requires that you create a MySQL database and MySQL database user before installing the affiliate sofware. You would normally do this through your web hosting control panel, such as cPanel, Godaddy, or Plesk.
When you create the database user, please make sure you give that database user the correct database permissions to access the database you created as well. This can be done in your control panel, where you would add permisssions to the database user.
If you need help creating the database, please consult your hosting provider. Alternatively, you can contact us and we can do the installation for you for a small fee.
Upload Your Affiliate Manager Files
Use an FTP software such as Filezilla to upload the files to your web hosting account. You will need to have your FTP login infor for your hosting account handy.
Once you have uploaded all the files, you can run the web-based portion of the affiliate installation process.
Web Based Installation
The web-based installer will be at the following URL: http://www.yourdomain.com/affiliates/install/index.php
Change the URL to point to your correct domain name and installation folder
Follow the on-screen instructions.
You may have to change the permissions on the following files (chmod 777) if your web host gives you an error on installation: /system/application/config/config.php /system/application/config/database.php
Once you are done, if you had to change the permissions for the files above, change them back to read-only (444) for security.
You can now log-in to the admin area of your affiliate software manager.