Welcome to ProVides Installation Tutorial!
This is a basic tutorial for setting up ProVide Suite.
- 1 Executing the setup package
- 2 Running the administration program
- 3 Configuring services
- 4 Setting up your first account
- 5 Connecting to your server with an FTP client
Executing the setup package
Run the downloaded ProVide_Suite_Setup.exe file. If you haven’t downloaded ProVide you can do that from here.
The first thing you are faced with is the (rather short) license agreement which must be accepted by clicking the checkbox before you can proceed.
Click the checkbox and then Next.
Here you select which components you want to install on this computer; you might want to just install the administration program on your local workstation for easy administration access.
Setting a password
ProVide requires a password for accessing the administration interface. Remember this as you will need it to configure the server.
Enter your password and then click Next.
Finishing the installation
Once installation has completed you are faced with the option to simply press ”Finish” and all installed applications will automatically start.
Running the administration program
Connecting to a server
When the administration program starts you are faced with a ”Connect to Server”-dialog in which you need to write the administration password you entered earlier.
Enter your password and click OK.
Activating a fully functional Mega license trial
Once logged on to ProVide you will be faced with a window informing you that you need a license to use ProVide Suite. If you do not yet have a license you may simply click on the button ”Activate trial…” to open up the trial registration form.
Filling out the trial registration form
The trial registration requires very little information and is easily filled.
Once the trial has been activated, your web browser will take you to the example setups page on the wiki. Please take a moment to read through some of the sample setups to familiarize yourself with the possibilities.
When you have read the information on the webpage simply click the ”OK”-button.
Continuing with the trial period
This dialog will show every time you start the administration program during trial evaluation. Simply click ”Continue trial…” to enter the administration program.
Activating a ProVide license
Once logged on to ProVide you will be faced with a window informing you that you need a license to use ProVide Suite. If you have already purchased a license then you activate it by clicking the Activate license button.
Select a valid license file
Browse to your license file and mark it, then click Open.
The default for a fresh installation is to show tips at startup of the administration interface. Please take a moment to browse through these to familiarize yourself with some basic features.
If no services has yet been configured the ”Server Configuration”-dialog will automatically pop up once connection to the server has been established. Here you may choose to activate FTP and/or SFTP and/or TFTP and/or HTTPS. Please take a moment to click through the various configuration options to get a feeling of what you can do with ProVide Suite.
Once you press ”Ok” the configuration screen will disappear and you will be brought back to the main administration window from where you have an overview of current server activity.
Setting up your first account
The main menu option ”Setup” has the sub option ”Setup Accounts”. Here you may create groups and user accounts in your ProVide Suite installation. The default ”Admin”-account is the account that is used for configuring and managing the server through the administration interface and should not be used as a ”regular” account. To create a user simply press the ”Add New User”-button.
Enter a username, a password, and a root folder for this account to use.
Once you click ”Ok” the accounts are saved to the server and you are ready to roll.
Connecting to your server with an FTP client
Simply provide your server IP along with the username and password you created just recently.
Sample screen of a successful login after a basic setup.