1. Welcome
  2. Getting Started

Getting Started

Follow these quick steps and start building an awesome social network site in minutes. For an in-depth overview, read through our documentation that covers everything you'd like to know.

If you're curious about what are the benefits and features EasySocial offers, you should surf our EasySocial Demo and get a grasp of the new EasySocial.

EasySocial Requirements

Before jumping into the deep configuration, you'll first need to ensure that your site has met the Minimum Requirements.

Joomla Requirements

EasySocial recommended that you've installed the latest version of Joomla on your site. Although EasySocial supports the following versions of Joomla, it is best to stay up to date with bug fixes from Joomla.

  • Joomla 3.0+
  • Joomla 3.10+
  • Joomla 4.0+

PHP Requirements

EasySocial runs on PHP and surely it requires PHP to exist on your site. The following are the PHP libraries and packages that are needed by EasySocial.

  • PHP v5.6+ and above.
  • PHP Extensions: ZIP Library.
  • PHP Extensions: GD Library.
  • PHP Extensions: CURL Library.
  • PHP Extensions: Iconv Package.
  • PHP Extensions: FFMpeg v2.8.x Library.
  • PHP Extensions: MB String Library.
  • PHP Extensions: Fileinfo.
  • PHP: [memory_limit = 128MB].
  • PHP: [upload_max_filesize = 128MB].
  • PHP: [post_max_size = 128MB].
  • PHP: [max_execution_time = 120].
  • PHP: [magic_quotes_gpc = Off].

MySQL Requirements

EasySocial requires a minimum version of MySQL v5.6+.

Recommended Hosting Providers

We have run a couple of tests on these hosting providers and we would like to recommend them because they have survived our test and they seem to be pretty good at what they are doing.*

  • CloudAccess - Official Joomla! demo provider. They know what they are doing.
  • SiteGround - Optimized to run on Joomla! sites.
  • Rackspace - Pretty good support and fast servers.

Please take note that your access and the use of any hosting provider are at your own risk and that you are solely responsible for any damages to your site.

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