Download and Installation
A script that will automatically install Watch My Domains SED v4 on a bare-bones DigitalOcean droplet is available. You don't really have to do anything except create a droplet and then map the IP address of your droplet to a hostname (done by logging in to your registrar / DNS provider).
Please see below if you are installing on your own server and not on a new Digital Ocean droplet.
Please make sure that your web server meets the following basic requirements
- Linux, Windows or Mac OS X
- SSH (Secure Shell) access or Cron job management
- Web Server (Apache is recommended)
- PHP 7.1 or above with the required extensions
- MySQL 5.6 or above
- ionCube Loader 10.0 or higher installed on server (only for demo, basic and standard editions, not required for professional edition). You can download and install ionCube loader for free from ioncube.com
Typical PHP extensions
Here is a list of typical PHP extensions required for a working installation. You may not exactly need all of them depending on your specific setup requirements.
Core, bcmath, calendar, ctype, date, filter, hash, iconv, json, SPL, pcre, readline, session, standard, mysqlnd, tokenizer, zip, zlib, libxml, dom, PDO, bz2, SimpleXML, xml, wddx, xmlreader, xmlwriter, apache2handler, openssl, curl, fileinfo, gd, gettext, mbstring, mysqli, pdo_mysql, pdo_sqlite, ionCube Loader
Download and Install Watch My Domains SED v4
You can download Watch My Domains SED v4 from here. If you purchased the professional edition, use the download link that was provided to you at the time of purchase.
Unpack the contents of the wmdsed-xx-xx-xx.zip into a folder on your web server. Make sure that the folder is web-accessible.
Make sure that you have access to a MySQL / Oracle / MS SQL database. You should have the database name, a valid username and a password. You can also use SQLite, in which case you only have to simply provide the full path to the SQLite database file.
If you are installing for the first time, copy or rename the file config-sample.php in the root of the base folder to config.php.
- Open config.php and add the database name, user name and password.
- Specify an appropriate driver. You can choose from pdo_mysql, mysqli (for MySQL), oci8 (for Oracle), pdo_sqlsrv (for MS SQL), or pdo_sqlite (for SQLite 3). Make sure that the required PHP extensions are installed.
- If you are using SQLite you need to provide only the database name which should be an an absolute file path like /home/softnik/db/db.sqlite. The database will be created on first run. The containing folder for the database file should have proper access rights so that the application can create and access the file.
- Provide a user name and password that you can use to login for
the first time. This is called the
Setup Administratorcredentials. You can create additional users after you have logged in and then disable the
Save the configuration file.
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Run and test application section below.
Using SSH to install
The fastest way to install is by using a secure shell to connect to your server and using wget to get the download pack. Use unzip to unpack the contents directly into your web site folder.
As an example, you could do something like...
cd /home/softnik/sites/ wget --content-disposition https://domainpunch.com/sed/wmdsed40_trial.zip.php unzip wmdsed40_trial.zip cd wmdsed40 cp config-sample.php config.php nano config.php
Now edit the config.php as required. Please see the previous section for more details.
Run and Test the application
At this point you should be able to see the application interface at
You can click the "+" button to add domains.
Add a cron entry for processing the lookup queue
The application processes the lookup queue using the runq.php script. So this should be executed at periodic intervals. You can do this using a cron job.
Please see the 'ReadMe.Txt' file in the root of the base folder for sample crontab entries or see the link below.
Trouble shooting the installation
Use the test script to check your installation. This is located at...
Please see the trouble shooting guide for more details.