Technical Requirements for Joomla!



The following are the technical requirements for the joomla! installtion. If you server meets the following reqirement you can start to install the Joomla!. If you looking for the shared hosting then ask Sales rep to give the configuration of the server and then by the shared hosting.


Requirements for Joomla 1.7.x and 1.6.x

SoftwareRecommendedMinimumMore information
PHP5.3 +5.2.4 +
MySQL5.0.4 +5.0.4 +
(with mod_mysql, mod_xml,
and mod_zlib)
2.x +2.x +
Microsoft IIS77

Requirements for Joomla 1.5.x

SoftwareRecommendedMinimumMore information
PHP*5.2 +4.3.10
MySQL**4.1.x +3.23
(with mod_mysql, mod_xml,
and mod_zlib)
2.x +1.3
Microsoft IIS****76


*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.

****For Microsoft IIS (depending on your setup) you may need the following:

For further assistance using Microsoft IIS, visit the Joomla IIS forum.

Joomla 1.6 will require PHP 5.2+ and MySQL 5.0.4+.

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