Note on Features: Some features documented here require an addon, refer to the Feature List for details.
Note about 'Listings': The use of the term "listings" in the user manual can refer to classifieds, classified ads, standard auctions, dutch auctions, reverse auctions, and buy now only.
Hosting companies tend to vary in the way they configure their servers, and although we try to accommodate for all of these possibilities, it is still possible that certain server configurations can cause problems when setting up the auction and classified software even though they technically meet the minimum requirements. Fear not though, by default, most servers are already equipped with the minimum requirements set forth below, but simply need to be activated if not already.
Below are the requirements of the “host” you wish to install the software to. Your host should be able to tell you if they meet these requirements or not if you are not sure. If your current hosting provider does not meet the minimum requirements, and is unable or unwilling to accommodate you to meet these requirements, contact us for further options.
If you have a dedicated server with root access, and need help upgrading or installing something to meet any of these requirements, contact us and we can try to point you in the right direction as best we can. 1)
For a list of hosts that we have verified meet the minimum requirements, see the resources section of our website.
Below are the requirements and recommendations for the use of our software:
The software will not function properly, or not at all, without at least these minimum requirements from your host:
Thumbnail/Image processing - GD Library 2.0 or later 8)
Some payment gateways will have additional requirements, typically certain PHP extensions:
- Several gateways require cURL:
- Authorize.net AIM
- Payflow Pro
- Paypal (and Paypal Pro)
- Authorize.net SIM requires the mhash extension
- cashU requires OpenSSL and SOAP
The software will run fine with the minimum requirements listed in the section above, but if you want to get the most out of your new Geodesic auction and classified software, we recommend these hosting requirements:
- Linux 9)
- PHP 5.4.14 or latest version (with safe_mode turned off)
- IonCube 10)
- GD 2.0 + Library 11)
- MySQL version 4.1 or 5.* 12)
All of our recommended hosts on the resources page have packages that meet these recommended requirements.