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updated install instructions

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24 INSTALL.txt
@@ -11,7 +11,8 @@ TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
Elgg runs on a combination of the Apache web server, MySQL database
system and the PHP interpreted scripting language. This is the most
-popular web server environment in the world.
+popular web server environment in the world. (Elgg can also run on
+other web servers such a nginx and IIS, but requires further configuration).
Due to Elgg's advanced functionality, there are some extra
configuration requirements:
@@ -20,25 +21,17 @@ configuration requirements:
modules:
o mod_rewrite
o PHP
- * MySQL 5+ with sql_mode in standard mode (ie not in traditional
- or any other mode).
- * PHP 5.2+ needs to be installed as an Apache module (not in CGI
- mode or safe mode) with the following libraries:
- o GD (for graphics processing, eg user icon rescaling)
- o JSON (for API functionality)
- o XML (not installed/compiled by default on all systems)
- o Multibyte String support (for internationalisation)
+ * MySQL 5+.
+ * PHP 5.2+ needs to be installed as an Apache module
+ with the following libraries:
+ o GD (for graphics processing such as avatar cropping)
+ o Multibyte String support (for internationalization)
It is recommended that you increase the memory available to PHP
threads beyond the standard 8 or 12M, and increase the maximum
uploaded filesize (which defaults to 2M). In both cases, this can be
found in your php.ini.
- * The following PHP libraries are also recommended for some
- plugins and extra functionality:
- o SOAP
- o DOM
-
INSTALLING ELGG
@@ -104,7 +97,8 @@ If your web server does not have permission to create these files, you
will need to either
1. Change the permissions on the directory where you are installing
- Elgg and the engine directory and try again.
+ Elgg and the engine directory and try again. Remember to change the
+ permissions back to the original values after installation is complete.
2. Copy engine/settings.example.php to engine/settings.php, open
it up in a text editor and fill in your database details. Then

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