Quick Installation Guide

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ClinDATC is really easy to install. Under most circumstances, installing ClinDATC is a simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete.

Things to Know Before You Begin Installing ClinDATC

Before you begin the installation, there are a few things you need to have and do. They are:

  • Access to your web server (via FTP or shell)
  • A text editor
  • An FTP Client
  • Your web browser of choice

Things You Need to Do to Install ClinDATC

  1. Checking to ensure that you and your web host have the minimum requirements to run ClinDATC.
  2. Downloading the most current version of ClinDATC.
  3. Unzipping the downloaded file to a folder on your hard drive.
  4. Keeping this webpage open so you have it handy during the installation.

Quick Install

Here’s the quick version of the instructions for those who are already comfortable with performing such installations.

1. Download and unzip the ClinDATC package if you haven’t already.
2. Create a database for ClinDATC on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.
3. Find config.php in folder libraries, then edit the file (refer to config.php setup) to add your database information.
4. Upload the ClinDATC files to the desired location on your web server:

  • If you want to integrate ClinDATC into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped ClinDATC directory (excluding the ClinDATC directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
  • If you want to have your ClinDATC installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/research/), create the research directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped ClinDATC package to the directory via FTP.
  • Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it’s disabled.

5. Run the ClinDATC installation script by accessing the URL in a web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the ClinDATC files.

  • If you installed ClinDATC in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/install.php
  • If you installed ClinDATC in its own subdirectory called research, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/research/install.php

That’s it! ClinDATC should now be installed.

config.php setup

You need to edit the config.php file in a text editor yourself because ClinDATC will not try to do this itself when you run the installation script.

1. Enter your database information under the section labeled

DB_HOST – The hostname (usually localhost, but not always).
DB_NAME – The name of the database you created for ClinDATC.
DB_USER – The username you created for ClinDATC.
DB_PASS – The password you chose for the ClinDATC username.

2. SSL – Set ‘1’ if you are using https://

3. TBL_PREFIX. For example, if TBL_PREFIX = "cdc_", final table name in database will be cdc_(table name)


  • If ClinDATC is in root directory, you should update PAGE_ROOT = ""
  • If ClinDATC is in its own subdirectory called research, you should update PAGE_ROOT = "/research"

6. COOKIE_DOMAIN – To be replaced by ‘.yourdomain.com’