Section: Configuring an application
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You have the files of your application installed on your hard drive. Now you have to configure the application in order to access it from the web.
Note that following instructions are not specific to jelix. You can have more details by reading the documentation of apache, php, mysql, or by reading other tutorials on the web, about server configurations etc..
In this section, myapp is the name of the application. Replace this name by the name of your application.
Directories permissions ¶
You have to set write permission to the apache user at least on the
myapp/var/log/ directory and on each sub-directories of the
Example, on a debian/ubuntu server:
sudo chown www-data:www-data temp/myapp* myapp/var/log sudo chmod g+w temp/myapp* myapp/var/log
For some applications, perhaps you may have to set this permissions on other folders in
myapp/var/. Read the installation manual of the application.
Configure the database access ¶
Server configuration ¶
Here is what you have to configure at server level.
Note: each time you change the configuration of your web server (like document root, php version etc,), you must delete all files in the temp directory of your applications (like
temp/myapp here), so Jelix will take care about modifications in the new configuration.
If you can change the document root ¶
If you can specify the document root of the site by modifying the configuration files of the web server or through an administration interface provided by your web hosting, indicate the
mysite/myapp/www directory as the root of the site.
For example, with apache, you will indicate in the
httpd.conf file, something like:
<VirtualHost *> ServerName www.monsite.com DocumentRoot /var/monsite/myapp/www/ </VirtualHost>
You must also indicate an alias towards the
lib/jelix-www directory, by naming it to "jelix" :
<VirtualHost *> ServerName www.mysite.com DocumentRoot /var/mysite/myapp/www/ Alias /jelix/ "/var/mysite/lib/jelix-www/" </VirtualHost> <Directory "/var/mysite/lib/jelix-www/"> AllowOverride None Order allow,deny Allow from all </Directory>
Note : you can choose an other name for the alias of
jelix-www. If you do this, you have to change the jelixWWWPath option in the configuration file of the application.
In the file
mysite/myapp/var/config/defaultconfig.ini.php, you can adjust the basePath option, by specifying the path to the
index.php file (here : /).
This setting is optional since Jelix try to discover the base path. But on complex configuration (for example, you have many entry points in different sub directories), it could not work correctly, so you have to setup this option.
Thus, by typing http:www.mysite.com you reach your site, and http:www.mysite.com/jelix/, the contents of
If you can't change the document root ¶
In this case, it is better to move the content of the directory
mysite/myapp/www to the root of your site,
mysite/. After that, you have for example :
mysite/ myapp/ lib/ temp/ index.php jsonrpc.php xmlrpc.php
Here in our example,
xmlrpc.php are some entry points of our application. You have to modify this three PHP files to change the relative paths they contain. Same for the
testapp/application.init.php file. For example, after modifications, the file index.php should look like this :
require_once ('myapp/application.init.php'); require_once (JELIX_LIB_CORE_PATH.'request/jClassicRequest.class.php'); $config_file = 'index/config.ini.php'; $jelix = new jCoordinator($config_file); $jelix->process(new jClassicRequest());
You need also to modify the
myapp/project.xml file in order to update the path of each directory, so commands of jelix-scripts will work fine:
<project xmlns="http://jelix.org/ns/project/1.0"> <!-- ... --> <directories> <config>./var/config/</config> <log>./var/log/</log> <var>./var/</var> <www>../</www> <temp>../temp/myapp/</temp> </directories> <entrypoints> <!-- ... --> </entrypoints> </project>
It is finally necessary to move the
lib/jelix-www directory to the root and to rename it in
jelix/. You will obtain:
mysite/ myapp/ jelix/ lib/ temp/ index.php jsonrpc.php xmlrpc.php
Note: you can choose another name for the
jelix-www directory. If you do this, you have to change the jelixWWWPath option in the configuration file of the application (
Finally, in the file
myapp/application.ini.php, you must change
define ('JELIX_APP_WWW_PATH', realpath(JELIX_APP_PATH.'../').'/');
And in the file
myapp/var/config/defaultconfig.ini.php, you can change the basePath option, by specifying the path to
index.php (here : /) :
You can then enter the address of your site (http:www.mysite.com for example, or http:localhost/)
Specify an extension other than .php ¶
On some servers, PHP4 and PHP5 are both proposed at the same time. In general, .php are PHP4 files and .php5 are PHP5 files. You then have to make modifications for your Jelix application to be able to use PHP5. Two ways with Apache, depending of the possibilities you have.
With .htaccess ¶
In the www directory of your application, add
.htaccess file with :
AddHandler php5-script .php
And that's all. If this doesn't work, se the following point.
With some Hosting Provider, we can also setting an environnement variable in the
.htaccess, for example:
SetEnv PHP_VER 5
If it doesn't work, read the instructions of your provider to configure PHP5, or try the following solution.
By renaming the extension ¶
You have to rename the
index.php file in
index.php5 (idem for the other php files in www :
xmlrpc.php etc..). But you don't have to rename the php files from the other directories !
In the config file
var/config/defaultconfig.ini.php, put the extension in the
urlengine section :
entrypointExtension = .php5
Configuration for "cools" urls ¶
In order to use significants URLS with the urls automatic system of jelix, you have to activate in Apache (in its configuration file or in the
With Apache 2, you have also to do this :
To verify if it is ok, create a
test.php on your site, which executes
phpinfo(). Then try this url :
mysite.com/test/foo/bar. the phpinfo should be displayed, and in the $_SERVER[’PATH_INFO’] variable (at the bottom of the page), you should see "/foo/bar".