I'm not a programmer. I access my site via cpanel. I have access to Fantastico.
Yesterday I attempted to install Tikiwiki. If it does what it says it does, it is THE ANSWER I have been looking for!
Now, I've seen some not so great references to Fantastico here, and Fantastico offers no support, so I have no idea where to go for help.
The very first screen I was presented with asked me to name the directory to install tiki into. "If you don't know, leave it blank," so I left it blank. That install was impossible until I deleted the "public" folder. Well, I don't think I'm supposed to do that, but if it's okay to do that, what if it has an "images" folder in it with graphic files that I'm accessing remotely? Not knowing what to do, I aborted and didn't try again until.... I came back here, spent a couple of hours prowling around, reading, thinking, then got my nerve up again and tried again. I put the word "wiki" in the blank and by all accounts, tikiwiki was installed (1.8.5). But, alas, I immediately got an error message about not being able to access MySQL:
Warning: mysql_connect(): Client does not support authentication protocol requested by server; consider upgrading MySQL client in /home/goinpost/public_html/tiki/lib/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line 340
Opps! Having no clue what to do, I removed the instalation. Considered coming here and attempting to download and install 1.9, but I probably can't handle that. I've read "1.8 is buggy" but on the download page it says 1.8.5 - stable; 1.9 - testing. What to do? Which to try?
I've read that PHP memory needs to be increased. Can "ordinary people" do that?
Is TikiWiki only for large systems, like universities with superservers?
I have plenty of space to install, but how much does an "average" personally-operated site generally need to function well?
I looked yesterday for some functioning "sample" sites, but of the ones I chose from the long list, many had been installed but obviously were not being used, and others belonged to huge institutions with IT staffs. I did notice that several sites had used "wiki" as a subdomain name. Is that the way to do it? Do I create the subdomain first, then install in there?
Could someone direct me to a "small community" functioning tikiwiki website? My website is for teachers to share lesson plans and ideas. I am not connected with a school system.
Is there help somewhere for me?