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What will XenForo require to run?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Pieman, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Pieman

    Pieman Member

    I can't see this anywhere else, does anyone know the tech that you will need to run the software?

  2. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    I'm guessing PHP5, MYSQL, probably Apache.
  3. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    PHP 5.2, MySQL 5

    I suspect that MySQL 4.1 would also work, but we haven't tested that yet.

    The system is also optimised to take advantage of a PHP optimizer such as APC, Zend Optimizer etc. I strongly recommend that you have one of these installed.
  4. vB Style

    vB Style New Member

    Will be the software encoded? Like Ioncubed, Zend, etc.
  5. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, it will not be encoded. We want an active add-on community and encoding the software would hinder that.

    XenForo will be visible source, like vBulletin and IPB.
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  6. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Cudos to you for using a modern environment like PHP5 and not supporting legacy...
  7. tecknical

    tecknical Member

    You have to move on to the future, or in this case present, at some point.
  8. Pieman

    Pieman Member

    thanks Kier, just what I wanted to hear.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Excellent to get those assumptions confirmed; It's refreshing to not run into strange surprises ..
  10. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    Are these absolutely neccessary? (for users who are on shared hosting, may be a problem)
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    No, they're not. Just recommended to make the most of it.
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Will additional technologies such as Wincache on Windows be implemented?
  13. mlx

    mlx Well-Known Member

    Isn't that just another PHP Opcode Cache just like APC, Zend Optimizer, XCache, etc.? What's there to implement? Other than running it on your server?
  14. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Great to see you'll be building on PHP 5 :) I'm curious if you've tested the software on PHP 5.3? Normally code developed on 5.2 wouldn't be a problem w/5.3, but hey, good to check IMHO ;)
  15. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Wincache is not just a op-code caching system, it can be deployed as a datastore as well. Though, it's op-code caching facility has better performances than others on Windows, on my systems.
  16. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Thank you for clarifying :)...
  17. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Oh, do have a question since PHP 5.2 is being used... how is the code being structured? MVC? ;)
  18. Vossi

    Vossi Active Member

  19. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah, it's fully MVC, though just saying those 3 letters doesn't really give you any useful information. :)
  20. Jafo

    Jafo Active Member

    Don't forget Xcache! :) We use this over APC and Zend because it seems to be the better option.. Well, that is an argument for another day though. :)

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