This chapter contains step-by-step instructions for installing the Content Engine on a single host computer or on a cluster of several host computers. The instructions use the host names listed in Identifying Host Machines to indicate where you should carry out various steps. If some of your hosts are "multi-purpose" (if for example, your database server is installed on the same host as your editorial Content Engine installation), then carry out all appropriate steps on that machine (for example, all database-host steps and all editorial-host steps).
Some of the steps are not required for single-host deployment. These steps are clearly marked.
The Content Engine can be installed in many different ways. You are, however, recommended to follow the procedure described below as it will result in a standardized, easily-maintained installation structure.