is phpAdsNew and How To Install And Run it
What is phpAdsNew and How To Install And Run it
AdsNew is great script written in PHP which can be used to manage
different ad campaigns on your website. PhpAdsNew supports banners
of any size (including flash banners), pop-ups, text ads and many
different types of rich media ads. Using this script you can manage
third party ads, e.g. ads from banner exchanges. And the good message
is that this script is free.
How to install phpAdsNew?
First, ensure that your web hosting provider offers PHP support
(PHP 4.0.4 or higher) and MySQL database (3.23.3 or higher). Then
download the zip or tgz package and unzip it to your hard drive.
You can use WinZip or Total Commander to do this. Now upload the
files to your web host. Change the permissions of the config.inc.php
file using "chmod a+w config.inc.php".
Create new MySQL database with any name, e.g. phpadsnew (or use
existing database). Now you are able to run the installer. Point
your browser to http://www.yourdomain.com/phpadsnew (or another
folder where you copied the files). Follow the instruction on the
screen and finish the installation process.
Another and easier solution how to install this PHP script is to
sign up for a quality web hosting service which offers pre-installed
PHP scripts. Then easily go to your control panel, find the section
with pre-installed scripts and select phpAdsNew. The installer will
do all the job for you. All you need to do is to choose the script
you want to install.
How to run phpAdsNew?
Go to admin interface and create at least one zone. Zone is the
place on your website where the ads will be displayed (e.g. top
banner on the home page can be zone 1, bottom banner on the section
page zone 2 etc.).
Then create a new client. When you're done, create new campaign
for this client. You can set up the zone(s), limit of banner / text
ads / rich media... impressions, when the campaign will start and
finish, the frequency at which the ad will be shown and many other
Ok, we have some campaigns now and they are sucessfully running.
But every advertiser wants to check the results of his campaign.
From this reason phpAdsNew has very detailed stats section. Your
advertisers (or you if you use this script to manage your own ads)
will be able to see how many times was particular ad viewed by the
website visitors and click through rate (how many % of visitors
clicked the ads). In addition, you can watch weekly and daily stats.
Stats can be exported to *.csv file (data from *.csv files can be
opened by software like MS Excel on your computer).
I hope you will find these information helpful when you will start
using phpAdsNew. If you will need some advanced functions I suggest
to open phpAdsNew/misc/documentation folder where are stored three
*.pdf files with very detailed description of this script.
The first one, administrator-guide.pdf, will help you with the
installation process and configuration. Developer-guide.pdf is for
advanced users with PHP knowledge. The most important file is user-guide.pdf
which will provide you by all the functions. Btw. this file has
109 pages. Good luck!
About the Author
Bedrich Omacka is marketing
manager of Marble Host,
a company providing quality web hosting with preinstalled PHP scripts
phpAdsNew is an open-source ad server which can be downloaded free
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