Manual Reference Pages - MOJOMOJO::INSTALLATION (3)
MojoMojo::Installation - Installation instructions for MojoMojo
Install MojoMojos prerequisites. See <http://mojomojo.org/documentation/installation>.
Step 1 - install
Install MojoMojo either using the cpan shell like this:
or by downloading the tarball from <http://search.cpan.org/dist/MojoMojo> and
running perl Makefile.PL on it manually. If you do this, run
to get all the required modules installed.
Step 2 - configure
mojomojo.conf is the main configuration file and is in Config::General format.
First make sure your config file has a valid DSN for your database (You can use
SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL - SQLite by default). The setting you change is in the
connect_info hash in the Model::DBIC block.
For instance, for MySQL:
or for SQLite:
or for PostgreSQL:
For MySQL and PostgreSQL you want to create the database first (SQLite does this automatically)
create database mojomojo;
Once the DSN is setup, we deploy the schema and some initial data to the mojomojo database
by running the following script:
This script has sane defaults for a test install, but you can override
these. Run it with --help to see usage information.
Step 3 - launch
MojoMojo is a Catalyst application and works with Catalysts built-in
web server, or with an external one.
Using the Catalyst built-in server
Catalyst includes a test server which can be started using:
./script/mojomojo_server.pl -p 3000
where 3000 is the port number and the default if no port is specified. Note
that if you install it through the cpan shell, mojomojo_server will be found
in your bin directory.
Using an external web server
MojoMojo has been tested with Apache, lighttpd and nginx. If you need to make
a choice, nginx and lighttpd are much lighter in terms of resource consumption,
and faster at serving static files, while Apache is more popular and powerful.
Comparison information can be found at WikiVs:
See <http://mojomojo.org/documentation/deployment> for how to setup MojoMojo
with various web servers.
Set up Apache using either mod_perl or FastCGI.
for further information on FastCGI, or you can look at Catalyst::Engine::Apache
for info on setting up Catalyst apps in Apache.
If your server is connected to a http proxy you may need to add the following
line to the main config block:
Step 4 - login
Login to your MojoMojo and change the admin password. The default login/pass is
For troubleshooting, see <http://mojomojo.org/troubleshooting>.
Step 5 - create pages
Create a new page. Decide what URL you would like for the page then
browse to that URL. You will then be asked to add content. For example,
if you want to create a page about food, go to /food.
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