It is common that most prefer to use open source scripts because, it’s free. However, if not installed properly, you may spend a lot of times troubleshooting.
This article doesn’t apply to just free scripts, but it also applies to scripts installation especially when some files are encoded.
When you purchase scripts or download them, these files are usually in .zip, .tar.gz format. You unzip them on your local machines and then upload them using your file browser. By doing this, it may simply change the content of your files. Not because you have edited the content, but you may have uploaded the files in a wrong file encoder using a wrong transfer mode.
You will need to take note that there is more than one transfer mode when using FTP software, namely ASCII and Binary. If you upload the file with the wrong format, things will turn out unreadable.
Here are the steps on how you can upload it, the right way:
- Download your zip file (.zip or .tar.gz) from the website.
Do not unzip them locally.
- Upload them directly to your hosting account using the File Manager or FTP.
Once this is done, you must log in to your File Manager:
- Locate the uploaded file.
- Click on the Filename.
- Right-click and choose Extract.
Then you can edit your configuration file and you are all set. All file encoding is unchanged leaving you with error free file uploads.