Movable Type is a popular Perl-based content management system for Weblogs. Recent versions of the software have included support for PHP-based dynamic pages. DreamHost users may want to use MySQL as the backend database for their Movable Type content.
Since Movable Type Goes Open Source, I give a try to use this blog platform. First, I try install it on Dreamhost since I use this hosting for my several blogs 😉
The following instructions are for installing Movable Type 4 on a website hosted by DreamHost. I created the instructions from notes I took during what turned out to be a smooth, problem free install.
If you have a suggestion for improving the notes, please contact me: me[at]supriyadisw[dot]net
Setup MySQL Database
In your Dreamhost Panel, go to Goodies>MySQL and create a new database and hostname (alternatively, if you already have a hostname setup, you can use that one).
- Database Name: mtdb
- Hostname: mysql.yourdomain.com
- First User: mtdbuser
- Password: mtdbpassword (keep this safe)
Click “Add new database now!“.
It”ll take a few minutes for this database to become active unless you had to create a new hostname (this could take as long as 24 hours).
Download the file and upload it
You need the most recent zipped file from Movable Type. Download it into your local PC.
Unzip the file and re-name the folder to mt.
FTP the folder mt to the yourdomain.com directory on the Dreamhost server in “automatic mode”.
It”s faster to upload the zipped file and unpack it on the server. This how to make it faster 😉
- Upload your zipped file from Movable Type into your yourdomain.com directory on the Dreamhost server.
- Login with Putty to access your Shell Access
- Move into your yourdomain.com directory
[propel]$ cd yourdomain.com
- Unpack your file
[propel]$ tar zxvf MT-4.0-beta2-20070612.tar.gz
- Rename your folder into mt
[propel]$ mv MT-4.0-beta2-20070612 mt
But if you do not sure to do this, no problem. You can do the first option 🙂
Check your server configuration
Type the following URL into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/mt.
You should get this screen:
Then click “Movable Type System Check” link under Installing section or type the following URL into your browser: http://www.yourdomain.com/mt/mt-check.cgi.
You should get a screen that lists a bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo. Scroll to the bottom and there should be a message that tells you that your server checks out and will work with Movable Type.
Initialize Movable Type
Click “Log in into Movable Type”. You should get this screen:
Click “Begin” button, you should get this screen:
Click “Continue” button. Now you need fill this following form with you database information.
Click “Test Connection”, you should get this screen:
Then click “Continue”. Now you can set mail configuration
Click “Send Test Email”, you should get this screen:
Click “Continue”, you should get this screen:
Now You can create your first Movable Type user for your new movable type 😉
Then You can create your new blog.
You can click Continue button and get this screen
Wait until you see this screen
You can login into your blog and see this dashboard
Finally, this is my new movable blog 😉
You can see my live blog from supriyadisw dot com
It is not hard to install movabletype. You should install it without any problems 😉 Should I move from WordPress to MoveableType? What do you think? Any suggestion please?
😀 Have a great day and gud lak!