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So you've read up on what RoundCube is, and what it can do. But of course, you can't really know if you like it or not, unless you install it and use it for yourself for a week or two. This document will help guide you through a standard installation of Roundcube. NOTE: The code-base for this is the 0.1-beta release.
Install RoundCube with IIS and hMailServer
There's a nice how-to about the installation of RoundCube on a Windows box with IIS6 and hMailServer.
Well obviously we need to get Roundcube before we can use it. The easiest way to get it is to visit http://www.roundcube.net and click on "Downloads" or just go to http://www.roundcube.net/?p=downloads. Wait for it to download, and then unzip (using WinZip? or "tar xvfz roundcubemail-0.1beta.tar.gz") in the current directory.
Get it ready
Now that we've got our files, we need to edit two of them. That's right, only two files are edited to get Roundcube working!! The two files are in the "/config/" directory of Roundcube. Open up the following in your favorite editor: "main.inc.php.dist" and "db.inc.php.dist".
First thing we need to do is decide what database backend we'll use. The most common is mySQL but others are PostgreSQL and SQLite. So once you decide, think about the username and password you want to use, as well as a name for a database to use. Once you've decided that, write it out like this:
An example would be "mysql://demouser:firstname.lastname@example.org/roundcube". Now, take that and in the "db.inc.php.dist" file find the line that starts with: $rcmail_config['db_dsnw'] and replace the string that is currently there with the one we've come up with. Save that file as "db.inc.php" (note that we dropped the "dist" off the name).
Mail Server Setup
Now in "main.inc.php" and we've got quite a few options. The first thing we should do is set the caching level to false. This is only advisable when the mail server is on your server; however, some issues have arisen with caching enabled. So for now, we'll disable it and you can enable it later if you feel. So find this line:
$rcmail_config['enable_caching'] = TRUE;
and replace "TRUE" with "FALSE". Next thing we need to do is set up the mail server. Skip down a few lines to the one that is this:
$rcmail_config['default_host'] = '';
There are two options here: multiple hosts or single hosts. Multiple hosts will be within an array. We'll go over a single mail server setup here.
Replace the inside the "" you need to put your mail server. Normally this would be "imap.domain.com" or "mail.domain.com". Either one will work, as long as the server is an IMAP server, not a POP3 server. An example would be:
$rcmail_config['default_host'] = 'imap.domain.com';
For an SSL connection, just use "ssl://imap.domain.com". The next setting is the port to use. IMAP defaults to port 143. Set this to your port number. If it's SSL, the default is 993.
$rcmail_config['default_port'] = 143;
Now skip on down to the smtp server information. You should see this setting:
$rcmail_config['smtp_server'] = '';
With that you need to put the SMTP server inside the "" so a simple example would be:
$rcmail_config['smtp_server'] = 'smtp.domain.com';
Once again, if it's over SSL use "ssl://smtp.domain.com". Again change the port in the next setting. Default is 25, and SSL default is 465.
$rcmail_config['smtp_port'] = 25;
The next two settings (SMTP User and SMTP Password) need to be set (if you want to send from Roundcube). They are simple, so it's better to just give them to you:
$rcmail_config['smtp_user'] = '%u'; $rcmail_config['smtp_pass'] = '%p';
Save this file now as "main.inc.php" (note that the "dist" has been dropped).
Okay, so now we've got everything ready, we can upload our files!! So use your favorite FTP program and upload everything to your website.
While we're uploading (or after we're done) we have one final step to do before we can start using Roundcube. We need to set up our database. Open your website control panel. You first need to create a database and user with the information we decided earlier. Then add that user to the database. Next we execute the SQL file found in the "/SQL/" directory in Roundcube that is named: "*.initial.sql" where * is your database backend type (mySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite).
For example with mysql enter the following code on the command line:
mysql --user=(your_db_user_name) -p (your_db_name) < mysql.initial.sql
This is a very basic setup to get you up and running with Roundcube in less than twenty minutes. There are plenty of other options, and a lot more options to investigate. See Howto_Config or browse the forums (http://www.roundcubeforum.net) for other tricks and modifications, as well as support if you just can't get it working.
Have fun with your new Roundcube installation!!