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BEGINNER: Hosting A Script Requirements

by Rutherford_The_Brave / April 14, 2015 11:47 PM PDT

Hello, I'm thinking of buying a domain from GoDaddy.com and then purchasing a script to add to the domain just to sort of experiment and look into how sites run etc and i'm extremely new to this so this is a new venture for me. The script i'm looking to purchase has a list of requirements and offers an installation service but am unsure if i meet those requirements for them to install the script to my domain. The Script Requirements state that "Shared hosting plans from hosts such as HostGator, GoDaddy, 1and1, BlueHost or DreamHost will not work as they do not have the requirements." but if i were to purchase a VPS Virtual Server Product from GoDaddy, would i then be able to meet those requirements and give them the CPanel username and password to install or would would the VDS still not meet those requirements as it is from the GoDaddy site?, please recommend the best course of action

Apache web server with mod_rewrite enabled.
MySQL version 4.0+
GD Library 2+ with freetype support.
PHP 5.2+ with the following configuration
safe_mode = off
open_basedir = (no value)
output_buffering = on
register_argc_argv = On
max_execution_time = 1000 (Recommended or higher)
max_input_time = 300 (Recommended or higher)
session.gc_maxlifetime = 15000 (Recommended or higher)
upload_max_filesize = 25MB (Recommended or higher)
post_max_size = 25MB (Recommended or higher)
register_globals = off
PECL json >= 1.2.0
magic_quotes_gpc = on
short_open_tag = on
allow_url_fopen = on
strict standards off (~E_STRICT)
mysql support
Apache MultiViews disabled
Ability to run a cron job once per hour
Ability to run PHP from the command line (CLI) with exec()
Ability to execute background processes with exec("binary > /dev/null &")

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If this is just to see how sites run.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2015 3:05 AM PDT

Why not install a small web server in your own LAN? Almost any old PC will do.

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If this is an experiment
by Sovereign Forum moderator / April 16, 2015 7:48 AM PDT

you don't need to host this externally. You can use a tool like Vagrant to setup a web server on whatever computer you're using. Within that server you customize everything to your liking to meet those requirements. You might even ask the company if they have any kind of provisioner, like Puppet, Chef or Ansible<span id="INSERTION_MARKER"> , that can automatically configure the server for you to meet those requirements.


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