Part 2: Grawlix Prerequisites

Download the Grawlix CMS

To download the Grawlix CMS, you will need a program that can unzip compressed files. Today, some computers, mainly those with Windows 7 and up, and modern Macs, have an unzip program built in. Otherwise, a demo of WinZip will work perfectly fine. Then, go here to receive your download link for the CMS.

Download the Grawlix CMS, unzip it, and move the files to a new folder where you can find them, say a “New Folder” on your “Desktop.”

Create a Database and User

MySQL databases may seem confusing at first, but don’t worry, that’s why we have this walkthrough. Assuming you’re using Just Host, from the cPanel, you’ll see sub-menus under “hosting.” Click “databases”.

It looks like a lot, but again, don’t worry. Start at “Create a New Database” by putting in a name you will remember.

Then click “Create Database”. Once the page reloads, if you scroll down, you’ll see your new database.

Now, you need to assign a user. Since we’re starting fresh, there are none for now.Scroll down to “MySQL Users” and add a new user with a username and password you’ll remember. Then click “Create A User”.

Once the user is created and the page reloads, scroll back down to where you created a user, and you’ll see two dropdown menus for “Add a User to a Database”.

Select the user and database you just created. Click “Add.”

On the next page, select “All Privileges” at the top, and then “Make Changes.” After the page reloads, click “Go Back”.

You will now see your database with your new username as a privileged user.

Access and Organize Your Files

At the top of the page, click “cPanel” to return to where we started. From here, scroll down to “files” and click on “File Manager.”

A popup will ask you for your destination. Usually the default is okay, so click “submit.” This might be different for other hosting services.

Now this looks like a lot of information. If you’re not familiar with this, don’t worry, you won’t have to fiddle too much with it.

You’ll see a list of directories to the left-hand side. Click on “public_html”. For other hosting services, it may just say ”public”, “htdocs”, or “home”. For example, Dreamhost simply has folders named for each domain.

Once that directory opens, you’ll see all the folders it contains to the right-hand side.

At the top, click “New Folder” and name it “Grawlix.”

That’s all we need to do, so on to the next part: file transfers. Keep the file manager up for now, it should have opened its own tab. If it didn’t, then duplicate the tab with the original page, and open the file manager in the new tab.

Part 3: FTP and File Transfers