Server Requirements and Apache Modules
Apache - See below for modules used
No MySQL, No Database needed
Windows hosting has been tested successfully, with minor limitations.
Nginx working (tested on Debian Lenny and Squeeze) with minor tweaks.
Apache & PHP: Required Modules
SimpleXML is used by GetSimpleCMS for efficient XML document manipulation.
The extension is enabled by default in most distros. To be sure for local development, open a terminal and list all PHP modules by typing:
For remote servers, upload a file phpinfo.php with the following contents:
<?php phpinfo(INFO_MODULES); ?>
..navigate to it in the browser, and search for SimpleXML.
If SimpleXML is not in the list, you need to install it.
Important but not Absolutely Required Modules
- For making zip backups
of your website. If you do not have this installed, GS will try to use the zlib library
to create .tar.gz files instead of .zip .
- This is only needed if you want to use FancyURLs
(set within the control panel's 'settings' page). aka rewrite_module
- Curl is needed to connect to our API
to check for GetSimple updates.
- This module is needed in order to create thumbnails on uploaded images.
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