Does hosting use PHP5 and mySQL?
Thread poster: Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)

Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)  Identity Verified
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Jan 30, 2009

My web designer bother asked me to find out whether Proz hosting uses PHP5 and mySQL (required by the publishing application called Drupal). Could someone confirm this please?

I'm a complete idiot when it comes to web design and hosting!!icon_biggrin.gif

Thank you.
Kind regards,

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-02-04 11:48 GMT]


Florence Bremond  Identity Verified
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Content Management Systems (CMS) Jan 30, 2009

This is how Drupal and others are called. hosting currently uses:
PHP version 4.4.7
MySQL version 4.1.22-standard

I'm currently using Wordpress on my hosted translation website, it works perfectly. However I had tried to install Joomla and the more recent versions were much too big for the hosting size. The simpler Wordpress is more than enough for a translator's website though. As far as I know Drupal is small sized too.

Another thing to check is the RAM, I can't find the info but this can be important for some CMS. From what I see here 16Mb is required for the most recent versions.

I had chosen Joomla and Wordpress over their competitors because there is a very large variety of skins with those two ("Joomla templates" and "Wordpress themes") - but obviously the choice depends on what you're looking for.


[Edited at 2009-01-30 23:41 GMT]


Spiros Doikas  Identity Verified
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Drupal works with PHP 4 Jan 31, 2009

Note: Drupal works with PHP 4 & 5. If you need support for the newest PHP 5.2, however, you must use Drupal 6.0 (and higher) or Drupal 5.1 (and higher)


Minna Wood MITI (Purring CAT Ltd.)  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Feb 4, 2009

Thank you Spiros and Florence for the information. I have forwarded it to my brother.



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