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  • PHP version 5.4.0 or greater with the following extensions:
    • PCRE
    • iconv
    • mcrypt
    • SPL
  • Database Server
    • MySQL version 5.5 or greater
  • HTTP Server
    • Apache 2.2+
    • NginX
  • Message Queue
    • Redis
  • Unicode support in the operating system

Download Ping App

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Clone the project

  3. Check out and update submodules

  4. Install PHP dependencies using composer

Install Ping App

Logs & Cache

  1. Create a logs and cache directory and make them writable.

Update configuration files

  1. Copy the following configurations files into the configuration directory. Update them where necessary.

Setup the Database

  1. Create a MySQL Database
  2. Edit the database configuration file

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  3. Update the Ping App database. This command creates all the database and inserts all the base data necessary to run Ping App.

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Default password: westgate

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