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  1. 16 hours ago, PaintSplasher said:

    And perhaps to put it a little more clearly: the installer needs an already created database (empty in the best case) and cannot create one, so you need the login credentials here.

    It doesn't have to be empty, you can have multiple phpvms installs in one db, just make sure they each have different suffix, like one va1_ and va2_ and so forth. But bigger the db the slower the site will be

  2. 45 minutes ago, swaluver480 said:

    i still dont get how to install this

    You need to go into your host then to phpmyadmin and navigate to the database your phpvms instal is under. Find the navdata table to upload the zip file, if it gives an error, truncate the data already there and then upload the one i sent. This will only work for phpvms v5.5.2/.72 It will not work for a v7 instal

  3. Go through the docs step by step, it may seem gibberish but it will make sense. The simplest hosting you could go for is shared hosting, I wouldn't go any cheaper then that, be aware that if your VA becomes very successful you will need to upgrade to a VPS or dedicated server as successful VA's can cause the server you are on to run out of memory/bandwidth and your site will stop working. Be warned running a VPS server is not the easiest but you can get managed VPS so it is not too bad, you would preferably want to increase memory limit to around 500mb the default of 32mb is just too low in the long term. Most modules and themes for V7 are pretty much plug and play meaning you instal them and away you go with them. Your best bet is to try and start it with a friend or someone who knows coding even if it is basic coding. Some coding knowledge is required to run a VA

  4. Never rely on solely one acars platform as some pilots don't want to use it, others want to use another acars system. The acars system Nabeel has made is much better in my view then smartcars. smartcars V3 is in development, and I heard it is in beta now which you can sign up to. V7 is much better, and you will find it hard to keep running your VA on phpvms v5.5.2 as hosts start to remove support for older php versions and mysql databases get upgraded, and with the newer mysql databases you get strict mode which breaks phpvms v5.5.2/ unless you either get strict mode turned off (hosts are hesitant in doing so due to security) or alter the code to ignore the errors that stop data being passed into the database.

  5. The map is most likely not working due to the fact it uses an old google maps code, and you need a code from google for it to work, but they changed it since phpvms 5.5.2 came out. You will have to look at a tutorial from nabeel on how to get an alternative maps to work. Your best option is to go with phpvms v7 if you can, or get phpvms it has been optimised to use a newer version of php. Most hosts though are removing support for older versions of PHP so it may be hard to keep using it on standard hosting, and mysql is going to be an issue as strict mode is more then likely on, as with newer versions of it, it comes as on as standard and has to be switched off by the host manually, they may be unlikely to do so as standard hosting is usually shared hosting so they won't turn it off as it could cause problems with other web sites using the same server. Most hosts have a cpanel which you can find out the PHP versionou can create a php document called phpinfo.php you can find the code with a very easy google search and upload it, it will give you all the details of the version of php you are using and what addons the version of php you are using.

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