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candlefind
March 6th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Hello,

I'm considering purchasing reviewpost w/ photos for my site. Are all of the requirements that are listed on the following page referring to my web server?

http://www.reviewpost.com/requirephp.html

What are the requirements for my computer, if any? I am on a Mac and sometimes I cannot use certain scripts/software to their fullest capacity because they are not fine-tuned for Macs. I doubt that this would be a problem, but I am just checking.

Also, any requirements for browsers?

One more thing...I'm interested in adding Photos to the ReviewPost. Can the photos on the pages be linked to a url?

Thanks,
Carolyn

Candle Find - The Site for Candle Lovers!
http://www.candlefind.com

nexia
March 6th, 2005, 04:54 PM
1- the requirements are for the host you will use, and yes, usually they are basics...

2- i'm also fully on Mac, and the line of PP softwares is absolutly compatible with your system if you installed PHP properly with ImageMagick... the best place for these is: http://www.entropy.ch/software/macosx/welcome.html

3- no requirements for browsers...

4- changing the url from an image to redirect somewhere else can be handled with a hack(modification) but is not actually built-in... (you can always ask)

good luck Carolyn!

candlefind
March 6th, 2005, 09:00 PM
the line of PP softwares is absolutly compatible with your system if you installed PHP properly with ImageMagick

Do you mean I need PHP with ImageMagick installed on my computer or on my server? If it's on my computer, why do I need this since the software runs on my server?

Thanks.
Carolyn

Candle Find - The Site for Candle Lovers!
http://www.candlefind.com

nexia
March 6th, 2005, 09:19 PM
when you install a software for your website, it's on the Server that you need the software to be installed. the link i provided is for the "if" situation where your server is located on a Mac Server...

and you can select to have the GD library managing images instead of ImageMagick, but with GD, your users will not be able to manipulate the images they upload on your site...

candlefind
March 6th, 2005, 09:56 PM
So that test file thing to run on your computer that review post has on the requirement page...that is just to see if my server has what is required? Can't I just look at my web host package to see if I have what is required? Is it necessary to run that thing?

Thanks,
Carolyn

nexia
March 6th, 2005, 10:58 PM
The test file is when you're not sure, as it is suggested...

but it's not to be run on your computer, it is to be run on your server...

if you really need imagemagick, you need its "path", a detail that is not always told in the package descriptions.. you may have to ask your webhost support guys to tell you the exact path if your script does not detect it automatically.... btw, if you don't care about imagemagick, just forget that part! .. GD library is automatic, compared to IM.

candlefind
March 7th, 2005, 09:29 AM
Hi! Thanks for all of your help. Please check out the following link:

http://www.myacen.com/virtualhosting.html

I have the professional package. Do I have everything I need?

Thanks,
Carolyn

Michael P
March 7th, 2005, 10:32 AM
Looks fine, I'd ask if they have Safe Mode disabled; you'll need that so that PhotoPost can dynamically create user directories, etc.

candlefind
March 7th, 2005, 12:26 PM
Great! What is Safe Mode?

Thanks,
Carolyn

CandleFind.com - The Site for Candle Lovers!
http://www.candlefind.com

candlefind
March 7th, 2005, 12:31 PM
Another question...what do I order if I want review post w/ photos?

Thanks,
Carolyn