Let us assume you have a fabulous software which does exactly what you want, and even better; but it is not getting installed on your computer. In case as such, the software is completely useless to you. You cannot use anything unless it is installed and sometimes, installation is the most important part of the whole development process simply because unless the framework is installed, you will not be able to use it. Hence, here we will show you the process of installing QCubed on your machine.
QCubed, as we have already said, is a PHP Framework and it works with many databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and even SQL Server. Now, in the list supported by QCubed, except SQL Server, almost every other database (or RDBMS) would run on both Windows and Linux and the open source ones (MySQL and PostgreSQL) will even run on Mac and BSD systems. Since QCubed works with and is dependent on cross-platform technologies, we will tell you how to install QCubed on the two major platforms - Windows and Linux. Mac and other major operating systems fall under the UNIX-like OS family which contains Linux too. Hence, the QCubed installation procedure will work on them as well.
Installation of QCubed shall differ depending on the OS only when you go to the more details like setting up the database and the directories. Untill you have reached that part, the procedure is all the same, as follows:
After the above steps are complete, you are ready to alter the configuration files and have your first application working. However there is more work to do. We will talk about the detailed procedure when we discuss about the installation procedures on the specific platforms individually.