1. Welcome
  2. Getting Started

Getting Started

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

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


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


EasySocial recommended that you have installed the latest version of Joomla on the site. Although EasySocial supports the following versions of Joomla, you stay up to date with Joomla.

  • Joomla 3.0
  • Joomla 3.8+ (Recommended because of the security fixes by Joomla)

PHP Requirements

EasySocial runs on PHP and it surely requires PHP to exist on the 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 5.0.4+.

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