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Building Websites with e107

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Building Websites with e107

Overview of this book

e107 is a PHP-based content management system that uses the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. e107 is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License and is completely free, totally customizable and in constant development. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore e107, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system. The book covers all the core features of e107, and it is thorough and incremental tutorial approach it gives you the understanding to experiment with advanced features and customization.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Building Websites with e107
About the Author
About the Reviewer


To function, e107 requires that your web server or your hosting company's server meets the following basic requirements:

  • At least one domain name

  • At least one email account

  • PHP 4.3.0 (or newer)

  • MySQL 3.22 (or newer)

  • A minimum of 25MB of storage space


A full installation of e107 requires 8.53 MB but remember that you will need more space initially for both the compressed files and the expanded files during installation. Also, keep in mind your database will grow, and you will need space for email accounts, statistic programs, and other programs and/or databases you will be running.

The easiest way to ensure that you find a host that meets the requirements is to search for "e107 hosting" at search engines like The reason for this is that some web-hosting companies install PHP differently, which can stop e107 from working properly. The hosting companies are always upgrading software, so if any known issues list were provided...