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is this what I need or am I in over my head? New user needs help.

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25 October 2007 at 7:20am

I run the website for a smaller non-profit group. I'm looking for ways to spice up our webpage. In the past, we've used frontpage to create a site on a local computer, then use FTP to upload it to our ISP's host server. Is this something that SilverStripe can be used for or is this something that is used in a major company network?

I ask because I got the program installed, have played around with it and added content, but when I look for "published files" to upload, I'm totally lost.


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25 October 2007 at 9:12am

Pages in SilverStripe are not stored in the file system, as they are with static website (ie when you FTP a bunch of HTML pages up to the server). With SilverStripe, all the pages are stored in a database, so you need to transfer the database to your production server.


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25 October 2007 at 9:34am

Edited: 25/10/2007 9:35am

SilverStripe is a little bit more complex than building a static site as a bunch of HTML files. But, if you setup your server with a MySQL database, and PHP 5 you'll find the results are far more rewarding, as your site has the potential to expand in terms of size and functionality greatly.

Some reading on setting up SilverStripe:

Downloading the SilverStripe package (either Windows installer, or PHP installer also contains instructions).

Once you've setup SilverStripe, we also have some tutorials on getting started: