What is Alveole ?
Please, visit the website http://www.alveole.org for more information !
Download Alveole from Github here : https://github.com/Orelab/alveole
Get a web hosting provider
Alveole is built to comply most of the hosting system. You'll need a hosting supporting PHP 5.4 or higher, and MySQL.
Install the scripts
Alveole comes with two folders. The one called app must be placed outside the web root, in a way that is is impossible to point files from the web.
The content of the folder called site must be installed in the web root, in a way that when you visit your website, the root url point to index.php.
It is very important to respect this, as it is a question of security.
Install the database
Connect to phpMyAdmin (or other tool to manage you database), and create a database where you'll execute the database.sql script available in the archive you previously downloaded.
Edit the file configuration.php located in the web root folder
Here are some details about the content of this faile
base_url Must contain the root url of Alveole. app_folder This folder points to the app/ folder. encryption_key For security, edit this string and put random data here (no need to remember it !). max_size The max file size Alveole will be allowed to upload. Note that you'll certainly have to edit your webserver configuration too. database hostname The server where your database is located (localhost, or something else). username The username allowed to edit the database. password The username's password. database The database name.
Then, you'll have to configure the following fields in the database, in order to give Alveole the ability to send email throw imap :
configuration>email_server configuration>email_user configuration>email_password configuration>email_port configuration>email_security
Once installed, clic on the "No account yet ?" link to create your account. If you want to become administrator, simply browse your database (phpMyAdmin or whatever else) to the "user" table, and change the "group" value to "admin".