Installing Geeklog:System Requirements
Geeklog requires PHP, MySQL and a webserver that works with these.
PHP: The minimum PHP version required is PHP 4.0.4. However, that version is very much out of date (and has security issues), so we suggest you use PHP 4.1.2 at the very least. Or, better yet, use the most up to date version available at the time you're reading this.
At the time of this writing, PHP 5 is still in Beta. As one of the main goals of PHP 5 development was to keep compatibility with PHP 4, we do not expect any serious problems with PHP 5. We plan to be fully compatible with PHP 5 when it is released.
MySQL: While we try to be compatible with MySQL down to version 3.22, we recommend using the most up to date version of the 3.23 or 4.0 variety available at the time you're reading this.
Please note that because of possible SQL injection problems, we do not recommend using Geeklog on MySQL 4.1 (which is still in Alpha state at the time of this writing). We plan to resolve any outstanding issues with the release of Geeklog 1.3.9 in early 2004.
Webserver: Geeklog is known to work with the Apache, Zeus, and Microsoft IIS webservers. As with the other components, it is suggested to use the most up to date version available at the time you're reading this.
A note about Apache 2 compatibility: At the time of this writing, there was still no official word from the PHP developers regarding compatibility of PHP 4 and Apache 2. There are, however, several sites running without any problems on this combination. Again, it is suggested to use the most up to date version of both Apache and PHP.