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What are the requirements for running Xoops?
Requested and Answered by Carnuke on 2004/10/29 18:03:23 (55194 reads)

Software Requirements



- A web (www) server (Apache, IIS, Roxen, etc)
- PHP Version 4.1.0 or higher for XOOPS 2.0.x
- PHP version 4.2.0 or higher for XOOPS 2.2.x

- MySQL Database 3.23.XX or 4.X.XX

Note: XOOPS 2.0.10 and higher is compatible with - but does not require - PHP5. PHP 4.4 and PHP 5.1 will display quite a number of PHP notices regarding "only variables should be returned by reference" when PHP debug is turned on. This will be fixed in future XOOPS versions.

Note: one user has reported a problem with MySQL 3.23.49a-MAX. You will likely have difficulties with this version.

Note: if you have a large number of users (several hundred or more),
people have reported problems with PHP 4.1.2 which go away when
upgrading to a later version of PHP.

Note: XOOPS works very well with PHP 4.3.4 and mySQL 4.0.15 Standards

Access/Permission Requirements


If the above software (PHP, MySql,
web server) already exist on your server, you do not need special
privileges to get Xoops running. (You may need e.g. root privilege if
any of the above software needs to be installed/upgraded.)

For example, an account on a shared host typically has the required
privileges. If your shared host does not provide an automatic method
for setting up Xoops, you may need to obtain the latest version of
Xoops and upload it to your account. (See Installation Guide for installation instructions.)

You also need a MySql account, which is typically provided with shared hosting. Depending on the setup, you may have one single database that must be shared by all your programs (make sure to use the database 'prefix'), or the account may have privileges to create a new database just for Xoops. (See Setting Up MySql and Installaion Guide for details.)

Hardware Requirements


There are no specific hardware requirements provided you can find the
above software and provided your server has a network connection.

People have Xoops successfully running on the following platforms 

Windows 98, 98SE, 98ME
Windows 2003 Standard
Windows 2003 Enterprise
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows NT
Linux
Mac OS X


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  • Not too shy to talk

 xoops 2.0.16

This should probably be updated:

Quote:

System requirements XOOPS 2.0.16
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PHP
Any PHP version >= 4.3 (PHP 4.2.x may work but is not officially supported)
MySQL
MySQL server 3.23+
Web server
Any server supporting the required PHP version (Apache highly recommended)


How about MySQL 5 ??

 
  • Friend of XOOPS

 Re: xoops 2.0.16

mysql 3.2x is a minimum. mysql 5 is greater than 3.2 so it is actually supported.

to quote from the above article >

Quote:


Note: XOOPS 2.0.10 and higher is compatible with - but does not require - PHP5. PHP 4.4 and PHP 5.1+ will display quite a number of PHP notices regarding "only variables should be returned by reference" when PHP debug is turned on. This will be fixed in future XOOPS versions.


also note, that some versions of PHP 5.0.x may cause issues due to bugs in PHP itself & not XOOPS. particularly there are known issues with PHP 5.0.4 when using $this->getVar() inside of $myts form elements. newer versions i believe don't have that problem.

 
  • Not too shy to talk

 Re: xoops 2.0.16

Thanks.

What I meant with updating is this phrase:

Quote:

- PHP Version 4.1.0 or higher for XOOPS 2.0.x


According to to the readme file, XOOPS 2.0.16 requires at least PHP 4.3 or PHP 4.2 but not PHP 4.`1