This easy to follow guide makes installing hostvise quick. Please read everything carefully and follow directions in the correct order. Some things may appear subtle for first time users.
 

Step 1: Create a database

HostVise needs one mysql database with at least 50mb of space available (recommended: 100mb) to run. Create one through your web hosting panel or contact your current web host for help creating one. Be sure to remember the username, password and database name.
 

Step 2: Modify plugins/fastsql.php

Open up plugins/fastsql.php in a code editor (one that does not add any formatting marks). A best bet is one of the following: notepad, notepad++, gedit, nano or emacs. Modify all the entries to reflect your company information. For example if your database name is “hosting_accounts” the line containing “define(DB_DB, “database”);” should be changed to “define(DB_DB, “hosting_accounts”);”. Lines with important information will start with “//”


/* #########################################
DATABASE INFORMATION, CAN BE ENTERED HERE
OR INCLUDED IN ANOTHER FILE
######################################### */
define("DB_HOST",				"localhost");
define("DB_USER",				"#####");
define("DB_PASS",				"#####");
define("DB_DB",					"#####");

 

Step 3: Upload HostVise

Upload the entire folder of HostVise contents to the server directory where you wish to install HostVise. The installation domain must match the domain on your license.
 

Step 4: Install HostVise

Navigation to example.com/hostvise – your browser should automatically redirect you to example.com/hostvise/install.php. The software should install automatically.

 

Step 5: Rename Installation File

Rename install.php (and remove execution permissions) – if this file exists HostVise will not run correctly. So make sure this file does not exist before attempting to use the product. HostVise is not completely installed. We highly recommend logging into the admin panel (http://example.com/hostvise/admin) and modifying the settings page.
 

Step 6: Setup Cron Job

It is important to setup a cron job to run daily on the following file: (http://example.com/hostvise/admin/cron.php). This file is responsible for issuing new invoices, and emailing users who have payments due soon or are late.