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Dolphin Hosting Requirements

Default Dolphin installation works with most common configurations of hosting server, however, since Dolphin is a package with multiple scripts and apps, it is very important to ensure that all of the following requirements are met. Most of the technical problems occur due to improper server setup, so make sure that your hosting provider is Dolphin-compatible.

To help avoid trouble, we gathered a number of Recommended Hosting Providers that have Dolphin-ready accounts and experience with managing accounts that have Dolphin installed. Some of them offer instant installation or even pre-installed Dolphin.

  • Linux/Unix (Red Hat, Debian, FreeBSD, Mandrake, etc.) or Windows OS, Apache Web Server ver. 1.3
  • If you're going to use media streaming features in some Flash apps, you should have VPS or Dedicated server in order to install and run RMS (Ray Media Server). You should be able to access root or administrator account on that server. JRE (Java Runtime Environment) ver. 1.6 or higher should be installed on the server as well.
  • The ports 1935, 1936 and 5080 should be open on the server (where Dolphin is to be installed) and on the local computers of your site's members
  • register_globals must be Off
    safe_mode must be Off
    exec() (executable files) must be allowed
    allow_url_fopen should be On
    allow_url_include should be Off
    open_basedir should not have any value memory_limit should be 128M or higher
  • mbstring, domxml (only for PHP 4.x) and xslt extensions should be installed
  • The magic_quotes_gpc option must be enable for old version only - Dolphin 6.1.6
  • If some security module is installed on the server (such as mod_security for Apache), it should be able to be disabled or set up for specific folders.
  • Direct connection to should be able to be established (i.e. connection without requiring proxy authorization).
  • You should be able to run executable files (necessary for ffmpeg.exe)
  • The server should be able to read any document located in public_html directory via http protocol.
  • Sendmail or Postfix programs for sending emails
  • 20MB of disk space and 1MB of MySQL DB space for installation
  • 8MB of disk space and 50KB of MySQL DB space for an average user
  • Your server should allow 15 KB/sec for media streaming capabilities for each user.

If all the above requirements are met on your server then you are ready for installation.

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If you want to add Dolphin to your cpanel automatic installation you should follow these instructions. These instructions are for Hosting providers and/or VPS/Dedicated server holders.

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