This post refers to DotKernel 1, based on Zend Framework 1.
If you are looking for DotKernel 3 related posts, go here.

To install DotKernel, follow the steps below.
Note: It is important to follow the steps in the exact order below (especially steps 9, 10, 11).

  1. Download dk.php file to test that your environment meets DotKernel system requirements
  2. Download a copy of DotKernel
  3. Unzip the downloaded package. You should have a DotKernel_[@version] directory
  4. Upload the folder content to your web server
  5. Create a MySQL database and import dot_kernel.sql file into it
  6. Set your environment (production, staging or development) in .htaccess by using the APPLICATION_ENV variable. In DotKernel, the development environment is set by default.
  7. Depending on your environment, edit the configuration file configs/application.ini to reflect the website url and the connection to the database you created previously
  8. Test the installation by opening the URL you set as your website. If you see the Home page, your DotKernel installation is completed!
  9. Login into admin module: http://www.yourdotkernelinstance.com/admin/ with username: admin and password: dot
  10. Change settings.admin.salt value from application.ini to a random string
  11. Change your admin password: http://www.yourdotkernelinstance.com/admin/admin/account/

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