Site setup page

The Site Setup page consists of four areas which can be used to optionally modify details of your restored site. It's not mandatory to go through its options if you are restoring on top of the same site you backed up from. All of the information in this page is pre-populated with the values read from the configuration files which are present in your backup's sites folder.

ANGIE for Drupal - The site setup page

The first area is called Site Parameters and contains the most basic options for your site.

The Site Name is the name of the restored Drupal site which appears throughout the site. The Site e-mail address is the e-mail address from which all e-mail sent out from your site will appear to originate from.

The Live site URL is optional and normally not required on the vast majority of hosts. If your site doesn't seem to work properly – e.g. missing pictures, all links resulting in 404 errors, etc – you may want to fill in your site's URL, for example (include the http:// part, but not a trailing slash or index.php!).

You will also see one more settings here regarding cookies. Under normal circumstances it should be left empty. You only need to edit it if it is not blank and/or you are transferring your site to a different domain name. The Cookie domain is the domain name of your site, without the protocol and, usually, without the www part. For example, if you are restoring to, the Cookie domain is (I will stress that again: there is NO http:// in there!!).


If the Cookie domain setting is non-empty and does not correspond to the location (domain name) you are restoring your site to, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LOG IN in the front- or the back-end of your site. On most servers you can just leave them blank (strongly recommended). Be advised that if you request support for this issue you will be ignored because there is nothing we can support you with; you are simply entering the wrong values in these fields. You have to either retry the restoration or edit your configuration files and modify the cookie domain parameter.

The next area is the Super User settings.

In this pane you can change the details of one of the Super Users on your site. First, select the username of the Super User you want to modify from the User name drop-down list. Then, simply type and retype the new password in the two fields below. The other field, E-mail address, is the e-mail address linked to that Super User. Make sure the address you type in here is not used already used by another user of the site or you will be unable to reset your Super User password if you forget it.


This feature can change the password of exactly one Super User account (the one selected in the drop-down box). Its reason of existence is to allow you to reset the Super User password should you forget it or quite simply don't know it (e.g. restoring a client's site to a dev server).

Finally, we have the Directories fine-tuning pane with advanced settings meant for power users and site builders.

The option you can modify is the Temporary Directory path. For your convenience, the absolute path to the site's root is displayed above. You should only need to use these fine-tuning parameters if you want to place the tmp directory somewhere other than /tmp. It must be an absolute path.

Finally, click on the Next button to let ANGIE write your site's new configuration files and display the final page.

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