I Do Not Wish to Have Webstix Host My Website. What Do I Need to Provide?
Most of the websites we create use PHP and a database called MySQL. Your hosting needs to have these things available and we'll need the login account information for all of these things. This article will explain all that's needed and you can forward this on to your current web host and they should know exactly what we're looking for.
Server Requirements - Joomla:
(with mod_mysql, mod_xml,
*Do not use PHP 4.3.9, 4.4.2 or 5.0.4. These releases have known bugs that will interfere with installation. Zend Optimizer 2.5.10 for PHP 4.4.x also has serious bugs and you should ask your host to upgrade to a newer version. Joomla! versions 1.5.15 + are compatible with PHP 5.3. Note that the OpenID library is not yet compatible with PHP 5.3.
**Joomla is not yet compatible with MySQL 6.x.
***In order to use SEO URLs, you will need to have the Apache mod_rewrite extension installed.
****Joomla is optimized for Apache, but also runs on Microsoft IIS (though not officially supported). Depending on your setup, you may need the following:
For further assistance using Microsoft IIS, visit the Joomla IIS forum.
We highly suggest using a Linux server.
Server Requirements - WordPress:
What Also Helps Us / Optional:
Here are some things to think about if you are on the fence about whether to use Webstix website hosting or go with your own provider. You may get hosting with your ISP or phone provider but even though it may seem free, it could end up costing you more in the long run.
Having us host your website is not required but it could really reduce risk, headaches, cost and make your website less of a distraction so that you can run your business.