Can I re-install again?

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I set up a trial site on concrete5 a few days ago and somehow or other I have managed to do something wrong because even though I was struggling to work through it I was making a little progress.
Today when I try to log in I can't - the message I get is no site exists at this address.
I have an active thread under editing (http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/usage/newbie-and-struggling/#257053) but TBH since I'm no longer able to log-in in any form I think I may have to go back to basics.
It is allowed for me to just start afresh?
Thanks in advance, Teri

Tervuerens
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DigitalCrate replied on at Permalink Reply
DigitalCrate
Hi

To completely start from fresh, you would need to delete all of the Concrete5 files from the root directory of your web server and also delete the tables from your database, therefore resulting in a completely clean base to start afresh.

Hope this helps.
Tervuerens replied on at Permalink Reply
Tervuerens
Hi thanks for your reply. Could you yell me if that still allows me to have a trial running on concrete5.org ?
(sorry if that's a dumb question, newbie!)
Cheers Teri x
DigitalCrate replied on at Permalink Reply
DigitalCrate
No problem Teri, err, sorry but I may be being dumb myself as I dont really understand your next question I'm afraid??? "Trial Running" not sure what you mean by this, deleting everything, ie all of your files on your web server linked to the Concrete5 install and your database would then give you a completely fresh start.
You would then clear your browser history/cache etc to ensure everything is "new", upload the concrete5 files to your web server again after you have either cleared your database or deleted and created a new one.
Once your files have successfully been uploaded to your web server again, then you simply navigate to your website and run the online installation again, this will give you a completely new install of C5.
Some web hosts have C5 as a one click install and they may just be able to reinstall the whole thing, but I am uncertain of your set up/web host etc.

I hope this clarifies a little further but if I am missing the point, let me know.
Tervuerens replied on at Permalink Reply
Tervuerens
Hi again
thanks for taking the time to reply :-)

My earlier post probably didn't read like it made a lot of sense, apologies.

I have a demo install (or had) hosted on c5host.com - to test it. I haven't any experience with concrete5 and haven't tried to upload anything to my domain host yet.

For some reason, almost certainly my own fault, when I go to where I should log into my site (URL tervuerens.c5host.com)and put in my details it comes up as Page Not Found ......... That's why I was wondering if I could just do another install - but I realise that was a confusing phrase because I mean sign up for a second demo installation on c5host.com

Hope that all makes sense.
Teri
ps love your profile info LOL
DigitalCrate replied on at Permalink Reply
DigitalCrate
Hey

Ah I see :)
To be honest, all of our C5 stuff is carried out on our own servers etc so I dont know the set up of c5host.com but I can only assume that you can sign up for another demo. They'd probably be grateful if you let them know that your other set up has failed so they can remove it (not clogging up server space unnecessarily :)
If you have any issues, I also own digitalcratehosting.co.uk (which has the Concrete5 1-click install function for you, shamless plug ;) and I would be happy to set up a full install for you to play with on the back of one of my test servers. Just a thought for you :)
Either way, I'm sure you'll get it sorted :)
Tervuerens replied on at Permalink Reply
Tervuerens
Hi again

thanks for trying to help - I'm a whimp and thought I might annoy the powers that be on conctrete5.org if I set up another demo without checking first.

I have around 32 months left on my current hosting plan or I'd be tempted to jump ship. They've approved me using concrete5 but I will need to set it up myself when the time comes (who's kidding who - I'll be stalking this board in the wee small hours!)

I'm determined to give this a go - I already have a fully functioning website that I made myself believe it or not - but I'm self taught so lots of guess work and bad habits to lay to rest (still trying to shake off MS Front Page from years ago)

OK, waffling now - thanks for everything!
Teri ;-)
DigitalCrate replied on at Permalink Reply
DigitalCrate
Hi again

no problem at all.
Dont worry, no hard sell sales patter there. I didnt realise the situation so just thought I'd offer to set up an install for you so you could have a play, not to move your site to me so dont worry ;)
I think its great you are having a go yourself, and if it helps, I've probably learnt more about design and development reading through forums just like these. Luckily, the c5 forums and there members are pretty awesome so you will normally get a really quick response to any questions you have.
Good luck with it all and if you do need any pointers, then feel free to pm me and I'll help wherever I can.
Tervuerens replied on at Permalink Reply
Tervuerens
You're a star thank you :-)