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Server Requirements and Apache Modules

Server Requirements

  1. UNIX/Linux host
  2. PHP 5.2+
  3. 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

Absolutely Required Modules

  • SimpleXML - This module is necessary as GetSimple relies on XML to store it's data.
    • If you do not have this installed, you will not be able to use GetSimple.

Important but not Absolutely Required Modules

  • ZipArchive - 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 .
  • Apache mod_rewrite - This is only needed if you want to use FancyURLs (set within the control panel's 'settings' page). aka rewrite_module.
  • Curl - Curl is needed to connect to our API to check for GetSimple updates.
    • This means: you don't really need it, but if you want to install it, see here. (Debian install via apt-get install php5-curl)
  • GD Library - This module is needed in order to create thumbnails on uploaded images.


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