Alrighty, let's get this sucker installed. Enter your database information to create your database tables. If you're unsure about any of these fields, click on the Help tab for a little more info.
So far so good! Now click the button below to create your settings.php file. This file is stored in the root folder of this application and is the only place (other than the database) that stores custom information about your installation.
This usually occurs when it fails to have permissions to write to the folder. Please manually create this file and place it in the base folder of the Data Generator. When you have done this, button below to continue installing.
There are three types of user account.
Almost done! Now we're going to install the plugins: these are what make the Data Generator actually useful - i.e. the type of data you can generate (Data Types), the format of the generated data (Export Types) and all the Country-specific data like regions and cities. Feel free to unselect anything you don't think you'll need.
The Data Generator has been successfully installed! Click the button below to go to the script.
The installation script does two things for you. One, it automatically generates a settings.php file which contains your unique database connection info, so that it knows how to connect to the database whenever you visit the script. Two, it populates the database with various information that it needs: things like general settings, user accounts and raw data like people's names, country and city names.
Just like virtually every other PHP/MySQL script out there, you need to have already created a database before running the installation script. The installation script doesn't create the database, it just tries to connect to it to create the tables. If you're not sure how to create a database within your environment, you'll either need to contact your hosting provider, or spend some time researching it on Google. Sorry!
For more detailed information about the installation process, check out our user documentation.