Horst's picture

Sorry because my bad english ,-)

But it is not possibile for me to install that all.

I trie´d in VM-Ware and virtual Box but everytimes the installation is hangingb up in step :


it does not go forward and i don´t no why. Unimportant DHCP  or StaticIP.

The default -Button is not on my display.

Can help me somebody?

kindly regards


Jeremy Davis's picture

Under normal circumstance, seeing that screen means all is well and your appliance is running as expected.

Do you have an IP address listed? In that example it's

If so try connecting to it via your web browser, eg If that still doesn't work check your VM network settings. You will want to be using host only or bridged.

Horst's picture

I was find out know.

But i search for a tool like a server like cpanel.What i can use to run on my own PC and what i can put online when i like.

what i can install a website, WordPress in german language, autoresponder, MySQL and so on.

What can you introduce to me ?

Jeremy Davis's picture

Then TKL WordPress appliance should server your purposes. Once installed you can interact directly with your WordPress server via a web browser. FYI there is a VirtualBox tutorial here which should help you get started. Once you get to the screen you referred to in your initial post (the last screenshot in that tutorial) then you don't need to interact with your server via the VM window anymore, it's all done via your web browser (using the IP in the confconsole screen as I described above). Or with other tools (such as an SFTP client).

Once you get your appliance operational you should be able to access it via your web browser (on your host machine). I don't recall whether it's mentioned in the tutorial or not, but one gotcha is that by default VirtualBox sets networking to NAT, I suggest you change that to Bridged (Host only should work to, but you will only have access to/from your host machine).

As for configuring WordPress, I have no knowledge on how to do it, but TKL WordPress uses a standard WordPress install. As such, any instructions you find online should (hopefully) work (re setting language to German etc). If you keep in mind that TKL v11.x is Ubuntu 10.04/lucid server under the hood and that WordPress sits on top of Apache and MySQL, then you can use the vast resources of Google to help you out with finer details. Obviously the Ubuntu forums can be a useful place to find info, as well as WordPress community support would also be a good resource in this instance. And that is not to say don't post here, you are more than welcome to do that, but I have a very broad knowledge of Linux/Ubuntu/TKL but not a lot of depth (ie I know nothing about WordPress so won't be able to help you with specifics). There may be other users here who could help out, but maybe not...

Does that info help? Can you access your running appliance via your web browser? If not, post back but I probably need a few more details to be any further help to you.

Horst's picture

Hello Jeremy,

I found out, that i can find something out on my localhost, but it is to much for me to understand.

I want to find out how i can get the full package where i can install the german wordpress-software,

a own xxx.index.(de,com,biz.....) site, and a cgi.bin, html.home,

how can i find it ?

it is looking so:






kindly regards


Jeremy Davis's picture

From your comments it sounds like you perhaps have hosted (shared) webspace (see below)? If so you may need to contact your host (or post on their support forums if they have them) to discuss installing WordPress on your shared server.

As for WordPress, I don't know anything about localising WordPress. Some software can change language relatively easily (by simply changing a setting in a control panel/admin area). Others require a specific install in the desired language. I suggest you do some research around the specifics of WordPress. Try this for starters: http://www.google.com/search?q=german+wordpress

Beyond that you need to decide whether your current setup is adequite. Do some research around what web serving options are available and what will be the most appropriate for you. That will somewhat depend on the nature of your website and how much direct controll you want/need (and/or can handle). You will no doubt have local options as well as global ones and your final choice will need to be based on considerations around what your website is about, how critical reliability is, anticipated traffic and where people will be accessing your site from. Cost will also be a factor no doubt. All methods have pros and cons. Here are the main basic options:

    Hosted (Shared) Webspace - This is when a web hosting company provide you with space on a shared server. You have limited (or no) opportunity to interact with the underlaying system. You will often administer your system with some sort of web based control panel. Cpanel seems very popular. The options for software and configuration will be limited by the hosting company and you will find significant variation company to company; price range to price range. You will only need basic web server knowledge to use a service like this, although you are also very limited in what you can do with your webspace.
    VPS (Virtual Private Server) - This is where you have your own private virtual server. The hosting company still take care of the hardware and the underlaying OS. You have full control of your virtual machine and will need some basic server OS knowledge to use a service such as this. AWS (Amazon Web Services) EC2 (as provided via the TKL Hub) is an example of a setup like this.
    Dedicated server - This is where you have your own physical server in someone else's datacentre. These can vary from leasing hardware where you never physically go to the datacentre, the datacentre staff take care of the physical machine, but you have complete control of the whole server yourself. The opposite extreme in this situation, is where you provide your own physical hardware and provide your own maintenance, the datacentre only provides the infrastructure to support your webserver (eg power, high speed internet, cooling, etc).
    Self hosting - This is where you take care of everything yourself. You cna use either a physical machine or a VM running on a Hypervisor OS.

TKL is only relevant to the last 3, and even then VPS will depend on whether your hosting company are willing to provide TKL images to install from.

Beyond these pointers; the language barrier combined with your lack of knowledge in this field make it beyond the scope of volunteers such as myself to help you out any further. I suggest you go away do some research and decide which is the best approach for you and your unique usage scenario. If you decide you'd still like to use TKL, then do some research around WordPress and basic Linux server admin and come back and I can try to help you from there.

If doing that level of research or self directed learning is not something you have time or energy for than I suggest you hire a consultant to help you out. Good luck :)

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