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Guide to Create Social Bookmarking Website using Scuttle

By: Sukesh Jakharia at SPINX Web Design

Submitted on Mon, Aug 1st, 2011 2:54 am

Scuttle is a free and open source social bookmarking software developed in PHP and MySQL and is available for download at many websites.This is basic step by step guide to quickly set up your new scuttle social bookmarking website. Here the assumptions made are that you are already familiar with purchasing domain names and setting up hosting and MySQL databases. But if you do not have this experience then you can find the information about it  online.1.    First you need to have a domain to host the website on, you have three options here, preferably one with a name that suits the purpose although almost any name can be made to fit: The quickest is to use a domain with a suitable name that you already own and is lying dormant or parked waiting for that big new project, unfortunately not everyone is that lucky. The next quickest is to go to GoDaddy or a similar registrar and purchase a suitable domain. The third and slowest method is to buy a deleting name with existing page rank from GoDaddy or similar auction sites. You will find that this may be the slowest method but gives you a head start regarding building up backlinks and page rank. 2.    On next step, you will require some hosting, if you don't already have hosting try my favorites: Dreamhost or Bluehost.3.    Now you will require to set up a database for Scuttle to use, make a note of the database name and sign on credentials.4.    Go to sourceforge website and just download the latest version of Scuttle to your hard drive.  Unzip all the files at proper place. Look for the proper file to set up the Scuttle tables in your new database in your PC.5.    config.inc.php file is ready to edit which is using your new database details. There are few other options that can be configured also but for the moment this is all you need to do.6.    Now, just using an FTP utility like FileZilla or any other upload all the files and folders that you unzipped to the root directory of your domain.7.    Now you need  to set up the CHMOD permissions on the /cache subdirectory to 777.8.    You are done with this and ready to rock and roll! Now you need to go to the root directory of yournewdomain.com and then start entering some of your own bookmarks.You will find that the social bookmarking crowd will find your site by searching for certain Scuttle unique keyword phrases such as "store, share and tag your favourite links" and "inurl:sort=url_asc". However it is much better to speed up along the procedure by doing some social bookmarking of your own to get your website having good web design seen and indexed more quickly. Continue Reading
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Sukesh Jakharia
SPINX Web Design
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