What Exactly is a Web Application?

In the most general terms, a Web application is a piece of software that runs on a Web server. A Web server is a just a specialized computer designed to host Web pages. Most Web applications are comprised of two components: files and a database. When you install a Web application, you will need to make sure all of the files are copied over in ...

Installing Applications with Installatron

Installatron is a script installer that allows you to quickly and easily install Web applications to your Web space. By default, when you use Installatron, the application you add will be automatically upgraded whenever a new version is available (and a backup will be kept, just in case). To get started you’ll need to login to your control pan ...

Applications Available in Installatron

The Installatron applications installer allows you to any of the more than 100 apps with a couple of clicks. Installatron, the script installer that is part of the create.ou.edu cPanel, allows you to easily install Web appilcations to your Web space. Below is a list of all of the applications currently available to you through Installatron: ...

WordPress

WordPress is an open source blog application. WordPress forked from b2/cafelog in 2003, and WordPress Mu multiple website functionality has been integrated since 2010. Today WordPress is the most used blog application powering millions of blogs and being used by tens of millions of people every day. Installing WordPress WordPress is a ...

MediaWiki

MediaWiki is an open-source publishing platform that can be used for creating a collaborative document repository. It’s the software that drives the Wikipedia website. Setting up a MediaWiki install on your own domain can be done by following these steps: To get started you’ll need to login to your control panel (create.ou.edu) using your OU ...

Omeka

Omeka is an open-source web application that can be used to create and display online digital collections. Developed by programmers at George Mason University, Omeka was designed to be user-friendly, both during installation and setup and during daily usage. The Digital Scholarship Lab in the OU Libraries has written an in-depth guide to using ...