OpenX Ad Server Installation Instructions

I settled on the free version of OpenX as my tool of choice for managing affiliate advertising for a network of over 500 web sites. Having tested many advertising management solutions, I’m well pleased with my decision.

Here are my conclusions on OpenX and some quick instructions. My previous articles were somewhat disjointed and people seem to want this information so this makes it easier to find.

Here are my final remarks (excerpted from the previous article):

The Installation Process
Pretty simple if you grab the correct installation package. The one you want is located at:

Progress Report

If anybody out there is paying attention, you’ve noticed that the month of November was pretty much a write off as far as this blog is concerned.

That’s not because I haven’t made any progress, but because I’ve been doing legwork and pulling various things together. I’ve also made major progress on a project for a big client.

The 500+ domains I recently took control of are all now either hosted with my ISP or parked with Google and generating a trickle of income.

First Up: OpenX

When I download “OpenX” from SourceForge, I get “Openads-2.0.11-pr1.zip”. Hmmm…

Here’s Openads’ inspired marketing copy, found in the README.txt file that comes with the compressed download from SourceForge:

Openads is an open-source ad server, with an integrated banner management
interface and tracking system for gathering statistics. With Openads you
can easily rotate paid banners and your own in-house advertisements. You can
even integrate banners from third party advertising companies.

Oh well, they’re programmers not marketers and the “product” is free, so why bother much with marketing? Either it speaks for itself by being near the top of its class, or it dies.