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What are the best options for running elgg?

crashsite
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Registered: ‎30-10-2008

What are the best options for running elgg?

I am interested in trying out the open source elgg platform, and would like to find out what the best option would be regarding webspace? I have activated my CGI shell that comes with my broadband premier account, but not sure if it supports the requirements for elgg. I have a feeling it doesn't. Requirements for elgg are...
Requirements
Elgg 1.0 requires a system running PHP 5.2+ as an Apache mod (not in CGI mode or safe mode) with GD extensions, MySQL 5+ and a version of the Apache web server with mod_rewrite installed. OpenSocial requires Mcrypt; Elgg 1.1 SOAP extensions will require the PHP SOAP library.
Any advice would be appreciated.
thanks,
Steve.
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spraxyt
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Registered: ‎06-04-2007

Re: What are the best options for running elgg?

I think the current CCGI platform offering fails just about every one of those requirements.
I suggest you read through the New Web Hosting Preview - Details post at the top of this forum and sign up for a preview account. I'm not sure about Mcrypt but the new host meets all the other requirements.
David
crashsite
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Registered: ‎30-10-2008

Re: What are the best options for running elgg?

Thanks for your reply. I'll have a read through that post.