PowerMessenger is packaged ready for you to upload straight to your live server and start using it. Built into the product is the Installation Wizard, which allows you to completely set up this Solution Pack in just a few steps.
Depending on how you intend to use PowerMessenger, you may choose to run the Solution from your local testing server. If this is the case, you can ignore the process for uploading the files as detailed in this document, and just copy the files to the appropriate location of your testing server.
- MySQL database already created
You will need to have already signed up for a hosting service from a hosting provider, and have access to a MySQL server to store your database. Click here for instructions on how you can set hosting up.
With PowerMessenger, the first step is to upload all these files to your live server.
Please be sure the folder that contains PowerMessenger's files is named 'powermessenger' to help prevent conflicts with other solution packs. Assuming the folder is named 'powermessenger', you can then upload the entire folder to the root of your remote site.
For more information, see the Uploading Solution Packs tutorial.
Once all the files are uploaded to the root of your website, you need to run the Installation Wizard to install the Solution.
Open your web browser and enter the following URL to be directed to the Installation Wizard.
[yourdomain.com] refers to your website's live URL.
The PowerMessenger Installation Wizard is designed to help you get this Solution up and running as quickly as possible. The Installation Wizard will perform a server check, as well as set up your database for you and ask you general questions about your online store.
The following outlines the various steps of the Installation Wizard.
PowerMessenger 4 will ask you for your WebAssist serial number for you to begin the Installation process. Your serial number is provided for two domains (one for testing and one for your live domain). You can obtain your serial number from the WebAssist Download Center.
The Server Settings step displays the result of the Server Diagnostic Check. This check analyzes your server and will alert you if necessary features are not enabled.
If anything fails, resolve the issue and click Run Test Again to see if it is fixed.
The database info step allows you to enter the details for the database you intend to use for PowerMessenger, so that the Installation Wizard can automatically add all the database tables to your database for you.
Watch a video on obtaining your database credentials or creating a new database.
PowerMessenger includes a number of settings that you will want to configure before integrating the pages into your site. Once you have completed the Installation Wizard, you will be able to log into the PowerMessenger admin at any time to make changes to these settings, and create new mailings.
Sign into the PowerMessenger admin
Front-end page design
Once everything is set up properly, you can start creating your mailings. Follow these steps to create and schedule a mailing.
For more information and tutorials, see the PowerMessenger support page.
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