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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewer
Preface

Operating System Requirements


The requirements for running e107 on both the operating systems—Windows and Unix/Linux—are the same. You must have Apache, PHP, and MySQL installed and running successfully. If you plan to use e107 on a web server that you do not own, you seriously will need to consider making a change to a web‑hosting service that uses Unix/Linux. However, if you wish to test e107 on your Windows computer at home, you will need to install Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You can install all three at once using:

  • XAMPP http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

  • EASYPHP http://www.easyphp.org

This list is by no means exhaustive or an endorsement over any others. You can also download Apache, PHP, and MySQL from their individual sites (see Appendix A), and install and troubleshoot each program.

If you have a dedicated web server and you are planning to run e107 site on this server, then it is better to install Apache, MySQL, and PHP independently. If you are operating your own server then...