Movable Type Installation Service
Do you need to install movable type on your server?
If you’re looking to install movable type on your server, you should know that you’ve reached a movable type consulting provider with over 14 years of experience on doing this service.
In case you don’t have a server yet, we would be glad to either host you ourselves or to propose you alternative hosting providers for an excellent hosting experience.
Why movable type?
You should consider installing and using movable type because it is a very robust and scalable solution which comes with a unique feature called static publishing which means that pages aren’t generated on the fly by inquiring the database behind the project, but that each and every page is physically created on the server and would function no matter if the database is in service or not.
This unique feature is making movable type very appreciated and it assures that your website would load faster and would never display error messages (i.e. that there are too many mysql connections opened or that your data is not available).
The static publishing feature is an assurance that as long as your hosting server is up your website would be available to your audience in perfect shape and at maximum loading speed.
Worth mentioning is that this feature would allow you to put your website on any medium and go everywhere you want with your website files (i.e. memory stick, DVD, external hard drive etc.).
What does this movable type installation service cover?
This service covers the following aspects:
- Checking your server environment and making sure that it matches the movable type system requirements;
- Installing movable type v5.2.13 or movable type v6.2.4;
- Creating a parent website and a child blog;
- Giving you admin access to the movable type installation backend;
- Providing you details about the movable type v5.x and v6.x architecture which involves parent websites and child blogs and a quick overview about the template sets available.
This service is available every day in between 4 AM - 8 PM EST, including weekends and holidays. You will get your movable type installation up and running within a few hours from your purchase.
How much does it cost?
Installing the movable type publishing platform costs 50 USD for movable type open source, 100 USD for movable type professional and 300 USD for movable type advanced.
The installation service is payable via various payment solutions, among them: paypal, 2checkout, moneybookers, wire transfer and checks.
Understanding Movable Type Versions Differences
You should know that movable type is available in three different versions, as follows:
Movable Type 5 (Open Source)
This version is usually for developers interested on an advanced open source publishing platform that they could use to build, extend or customize, but it could be safely used as a CMS solution by anybody else.
You could use this version to run a website with one or more blogs.
The template sets available by default are going to be limited to "classic website", but the children blog themes are going to be available as: "classic blog" (a blog theme), "rainier" (a theme with mobile devices support) and "pico" (a photo gallery theme).
This version should be more than enough to get you going.
Movable Type 5 Pro or Movable Type 6 Pro
Comparing to the movable type 5 open source version, movable type 5 professional comes with two more packages called "Community Pack" and "Professional Pack".
What are these two packages offering?
The most important features that they are offering is the ability to create custom fields for a series of objects (entry, page, comment, asset, audio, video, image, category, folder, template, blog, website and user) as well as the ability to build an online community on your website where users could: register, sign in, have a profile, follow and be followed by other users in your website community.
These two extra packages extend the default template sets with a more evolved website theme called "professional website", as well as a three more evolved children blog themes called "professional blog" (a more evolved blog), "community blog" (a more evolved blog with community features) and "community forum" (a kind of community blog, but with the look and feel of a forum where users could start topics and other users could reply to them).
You could use this version to run as many websites and children blogs as you need. You could also upgrade to this version from movable type open source if you’ve already started with movable type open source and you would like to evolve to movable type professional.
2.1. Free Version
This version is available as a free product for individual bloggers and pre-k to 12 educational institutions, as well as a licensed product for businesses from small to medium business, to media and publishers or design and development firms.
2.2. Licensed Version
The cost of the movable type 5 or 6 pro license for businesses varies depending on the number of users. Two packages are available, one for up to 5 users and the other for unlimited users.
3. Movable Type 5 Advanced or Movable Type 6 Advanced
Known also as movable type enterprise, this version is suitable for media companies and publishers or higher education institutions and it comes with full support for integration with Oracle and SQL server databases, group management and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Which version is the right one for me?
You will have to answer this question yourself after reading the details that I gave you above about each and every version. My recommendation would be to start with movable type professional, but if you’re sure that you wouldn’t need to use custom fields or to allow people to register and sign in on your website, or to run a forum, then you could safely go with the open source version.
Movable Type Demo
You may like to take a look at the movable type publishing platform before deciding to install it on your own server. We’re pretty confident that you would love it!
Mihai Bocsaru, movable type guru since 2002, made available an absolutely free online service where you could login to the latest movable type version, as well as the latest version from the product previous series (v1x, v2x, v3x, v4x, v5x).
Go ahead and give it a try at:
If you took the time to check my movable type demo initiative, I’m pretty confident that you’ve started to like it and I would be pleased to install it for you.
Feel free to order the movable type installation package that best suits your needs.