Installing WebCalendar via Fantastico

Keeping your schedule manageable is probably only going to happen when you have some type of calendar for recording the various activities that consume your days. You might have a million things to do and different places to be on different days at different times, so how do you keep track of it all?

A great solution is found in WebCalendar, a free and open source software program that you can install on your computer or onto your Web site. WebCalendar has a ton of features and most importantly, if you need to work with a group, WebCalendar lets you share your calendar with others.

If you’re running CPanel, WebCalendar is installed easily via your web site’s CPanel interface. Sign in to CPanel and select Fantastico near the bottom of the screen.

Fantastico script installer.

Fantastico is a script installation facility and we’re going to use it to install WebCalendar in just a few clicks. Near the bottom of the screen under “Other Scripts” click on WebCalendar.

Installing WebCalendar.

Click on New Installation to bring up the first of three installation screens.

Specify the directory where you want to install WebCalendar and give yourself, as the administrator, an admin username and password. Under ‘Base configuration’ specify the admin name and email address and select your preferred language. Change “Run cron job every 15 minutes” to 30 minutes to reduce the server load.

WebCalendar Install.

When you’re ready, click on the Install WebCalendar button.

The next screen specifies the name of the MySQL database and MySQL user that will be created and used for WebCalendar. The installation domain and directory are verified onscreen and the access URL is noted. If all details are correct, just click on the Finish Installation button to make it so.

The last screen indicates the full URL for your installation of WebCalendar and shows the admin login details for administering the calendar. Make sure to enter your email address underneath “Email the details of this installation to:” and then click on Send E-mail.

Now you can take your browser to the access URL, sign in as the admin, and start entering your important dates and events. The WebCalendar User Manual may be very helpful in that regard.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *