Installing LimeSurvey Gives You the Power to Poll
For a long time now, web sites have been making use of surveys to gather ways by which they might improve the quality of their own sites. These surveys are also sometimes used to provide user agreed upon data for marketing companies that are a great way for a popular web site to make some cash to help cover its expenses. No matter what sort of web site you might run, LimeSurvey questions your users in a fun and detailed way to get their opinion on just about anything you would like to ask them. Since you can ask more than just questions and actually show pictures or movies in your questionnaires, a LimeSurvey survey can actually be something of a piece of entertainment for your visitors that they won’t resent taking part in. That is the real key to getting visitors to take part in a customer satisfaction survey questionnaire that gets serious results.
By installing this handy little script you are going to be able to give your site much more insight into your visitor’s tastes and expectations. This is helpful if you are running an online business, of course, but it is just as helpful for the average community or niche interest site that wants to know how to make itself even more popular.
Installing LimeSurvey is incredibly easy. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
First off, navigate to your web hosting provider’s user panel and sign yourself in. Many times Fantastico will be the installation tool of choice, but other options are available that will depend upon your web hosting provider. You will generally find LimeSurvey to be one of the options beneath a heading titled something like Polls and Surveys. Simply click New Installation and you’re ready to begin.
On the next page you will be asked to choose the domain that you want LimeSurvey installed on, so make sure you pick the right one. Then, below that, you will be asked to choose a directory. You can leave this option blank if you want LimeSurvey located in the root, but this is generally done when you want your domain itself to lead visitors directly to LimeSurvey. For example:
http://www.YourDomainName.com is where visitors would go if you left the directory setting blank
http://www.YourDomainName.com/survey is where visitors would go to visit your installation of LimeSurvey if you used “survey” as your directory name for the installation.
You will then need to fill out all of the fields provided such as user name, password, site name, etc. Be sure to complete each and read the description of each field thoroughly so that the information you provide is correct.
Finally, hit Install LimeSurvey and there you have it! LimeSurvey is live on your site, waiting for you to configure it to your required specifications. That is all you have left to do and you can be providing your users with a vast array of surveys that incorporate all sorts of fun features. It’s a great way to get your visitors involved with your site and learn more about them and their needs at the same time.