1. System Requirements

ConPresso can be installed on web servers like Apache or the Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS), provided that it supports the script language PHP.

In addition to that, ConPresso requires a MySQL database. If you intend to install ConPresso on rented webspace you will also need an FTP, SSH or similar access to transfer the ConPresso files onto your webspace.

Before you start installing please make sure that your internet provider's hosting package meets the requirements listed below.

In developing ConPresso we took particular care to keep its system requirements as low as possible. Thus, ConPresso is open to a large number of users and helps to keep running costs at a reasonable level.

ConPresso can be applied without having to purchase additional software, depending on the system configuration you choose. If you augment ConPresso by applying modules, additional system requirements may arise. For further information Please read the documentation of the respective module.

After you have made sure that your system meets the requirements, please continue with Section 2, “Before You Install”.

1.1. Server System Requirements

Basically, ConPresso runs on any system with a web server supporting PHP. These systems are, for instance:

  • Unix (Linux, Solaris, ...)

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Mac OS

1.2. Supported Web Servers

ConPresso can be installed on any web server supporting PHP, these are, for instance:

  • Apache

  • Microsoft IIS

1.3. Database

ConPresso requires a MySQL database with MySQL version 3.23 or higher.

1.4. PHP

ConPresso runs on PHP 4.1.2 or higher.

The following PHP features or modules are required for running ConPresso:

  • MySQL database access

  • support of mail() function to send mails

  • optional: active "Transparent Session ID Propagation" ("--enable-trans-sid") if a client does not support cookies

1.5. Client

Any current browser that supports HTML, Javascript and Style Sheets can be used as a ConPresso client.

Current versions of Mozilla based browsers (Firefox, etc.) or the Internet Explorer may be used as clients. They allow the use of the WYSIWYG editor for editing HTML elements. Basically, these clients can also run on the Mac platform.