Due to popular demand as I am no longer making Crew Centers for people I have decided to create this series to show you all how to make a Crew Center powered by the simpilot version of phpVMS. Please note that to make this series work you will need a computer that can have one program installed.
In this part of the series, I’ll be walking you through setting up hosting with infinityfree.net, which is 100% free.
The first step is to sign up to InfinityFree. To do this, go to https://app.infinityfree.net/register and enter your details. Once you’re all successfully signed up, move onto the next step.
Next, you need to set up a hosting account. Account is a bit of a misnomer, but I can’t thing of a better term so lets leave it at that. Anyway, from the dashboard, click new account.
Enter your desired domain (web address) without the .rf.gd part (I recommend changing it from epizy to rf gd as it just looks more professional). When you get to the Additional Information screen, you can change the description if you please, but I cannot stress enough; do not choose your own password. This is simply because the auto-generated ones are far more secure meaning your CC cannot be hacked as easily. The first password every hacker tries is passwords then 123456 so be secure!
Complete the reCAPTCHA then click Create Account.
Next, we need to set up the database for phpVMS. To do this, we need to go into the control panel. From the account homepage, select your newly created hosting account. It should be labelled epiz_somenumbers. Then click on the control panel button like so.
After some loading time you will be presented with a screen asking you to approve of emails being sent to you. I can assure you InfinityFree do not send many email (<1 per week) so you’re not going to get spammed, so agree.
Once you’re in the Control Panel, select MySQL Databases (you may need to scroll down a bit).
Then, input your desired database name (phpvms will do) in the new database box the click Create Database.
Your database is now set up.
That's all folks!
That’s it for part one. Part two will include uploading and installing phpVMS. To get a head start on this, download and install FileZilla. You will need this program to upload the phpVMS files to the server.