One easy way to manage the display ads on your website is by using phpAdsNew. This first article shows you how to quickly set up phpAdsNew to suit your needs. Read on to find out how this simple tool can help you keep track of those revenue-producing ads and advertisers.
This brings us to the conclusion of the first part of my tutorial on the phpAdsNew banner management software. During the course of the article, I showed you how to install the package on your server - from creating the database, ensuring that the file permissions are appropriately set, through a quick walk-through of the browser installation wizard.
Next, I gave you a quick overview of the different entities associated with the software and how they interact with each other - this is essential in order to get maximum benefit from the package. Finally, the quick-start guide demonstrated how to create "publishers" and "advertisers" and display "banners" on your website using phpAdsNew.
In the second part of this series, I show you how to install the phpAdsNew so that you can run it off a URL of its own (such as http://ads.mysite.com). This comes in handy if you have several websites that would like to use same instance of phpAdsNew. I'll also explain the nitty-gritty that I had to skip in the current article in order to get phpAdsNew up and running quickly.
Till next time, have fun.
Note: All examples in this article have been tested on Linux/i586 with Apache 1.3.12, MySQL 3.23 and PHP 4.3.1. Examples are illustrative only, and are not meant for a production environment. YMMV!