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  • System requirements:
    • PHP 5.2 or later.
      • Useful settings (in the php.ini file):
        • allow_url_fopen set to On, 
        • register_globals set to Off,
        • magic_quotes_* set to Off,
        • safe_mode set to Off,
        • upload_max_filesize set to "16M" (ou plusor more).
      • Useful Must-have PHP extensions (in the php.ini file): PDO_MySQL, cURL, SimpleXML, mcrypt, GD, OpenSSL, DOM, SOAP, Zip.
      • Useful server tools: cron/crontab, Memcached.
    • MySQL 5.0 or later.
    • Better if:
      • Unix/Linux hosting.
      • Apache Web Server 1.3 or later or nginx Web Server.
        • Apache module settings:
          • mod_rewrite enabled, 
          • mod_security disabled,
          • mod_auth_basic disabled.
      • At least 64 Mb of RAM dedicated to PHP. The more the better.
  • Access codes to your FTP server, your MySQL database
    • These should be provided by your web host if you are not doing a local installation.
  • Any text editor.
  • Any FTP client.
  • Any modern Web browser (if using Internet Explorer: at least IE8).