If you are a little bit comfortable using SSH, and you do have SSH on your site, using the ImpressCMS SVN to install and update your site can be very handy. No more long and sometime incomplete FTP transfered ! Once you get use to it, using SVN with SSH is so much easier ! Here are a few pointers.
Install ImpressCMS for the first time
Let's say you want to install ImpressCMS 1.0 Beta 2. Here are the steps you need to do.
login via SSH at the root of the web account you would like to install it, for example /home/yoursite/
checkout the code of ImpressCMS 1.0 beta 1 which is located in /core/releases/impresscms_1.0_beta2
When ImpressCMS 1.0 RC is released, then you will be able to easily upgrade your site to the latest code, using SSH and SVN. Here is how.
To do so, we will use the svn switch command. However, we will first need to restore some folders which have probably be deleted or emptied by your ImpressCMS install and usage. So first, we need to checkout again core/releases/impresscms_1.0_beta1). At the root of your web account, do the following: