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Requirements V6

  • SocialEngine is designed to be installed on a web server with the following basic requirements. Please send these requirements to your host if you are unsure how to set up the server or to check that it meets the requirements.

    Operating System

    Recommended:  Linux

    Web Server 

    Recommended:   Apache (VPS or Dedicated)   Minimum:   VPS

    PHP Version

    Recommended:   7.4 or 8.0   Minimum:   7.3

    MySQL

    Recommended:   5.7.34 or newer   Minimum:   5.7

    Apache Web Server

    Required

    • mod_rewrite (removes index.php, for SEO-friendlier URLs)

    • Disable mod_security/mod_security2 

     

    Recommended

    • crontab

    • Memcached (speed boost)

    PHP

    Required

    • GD2

    • cURL

    • iconv

    • IntlChar (required for Unicode characters support for mobile apps)

    • Imagick (ImageMagick) required for gif image support and mobile device image rotation

    • MySQLi

    • Safe mode must be OFF

    • Register Globals must be OFF

    • Magic Quotes must be OFF

    • Disable open_basedir

    • Memory limit: 32M+

    • Sendmail

    • OpenSSL ENABLED

    • PHP settings for upload_max_filesize at 16 and post_max_size at 16

     

    Recommended

    • dom

    • For VFS (Virtual File Storage), enable allow_url_fopen

     

    Optional

    • BC Math (speed boost)

    • JSON (speed boost)

    • mbstring (required for non-English support)

    MySQL Database

    Required

    • MySQL 5.7.34 or newer

    • 1 available database

    • InnoDB table support

    • MySQLi

     

    Recommended

    • MySQL 5.7.34 or newer

    Unsupported

    The following are not supported yet.

    • Nginx

    • MariaDB

    • FastCGI

    • PHP 8.1 or above is not supported yet.

    Plugin Requirements

    Some plugins have their own requirements. Please configure your server per the plugins you will be using.

    • Chat Plugin - VPS or dedicated server

    • Video Plugin- FFmpeg (for encoding video) - without FFmpeg, users can still post YouTube and Vimeo videos. Your host can help with FFmpeg setup.

    Notes

    • If hosting with AWS, do not enable AWS WAF as it interferes with sessions and login.

    • If using CloudFront, it can only be used for media files or it will interfere with sessions and login.

    Supported Browsers

    SocialEngine is accessible through modern web-browsers. Since browsers update their versions at a fast pace, our support is for the latest 2 releases of the following browsers. Browsers not on the list can still work fine but are not officially supported.

    • Mozilla

    • Chrome

    • Microsoft Edge

    • Safari

      

    Need help with this stuff?

    Contact us with any questions you have about these requirements, we'll be happy to help! Most modern hosting providers are compatible with SocialEngine but if in doubt you can contact them directly and refer them to this page.

    Need a web hosting provider too?

    Picking the right host is important, especially if you have plans for your network to grow large! We've had great experiences working with BryZar (and so have our clients) and recommend checking them out for SocialEngine-powered hosting.