How to set up CloudFlare with RackNine

Cloudflare LogoCloudFlare is a global Content Delivery Network (CDN) and distributed Domain Name Server (DNS) provider, that acts as a reverse proxy for websites by placing itself between your website visitors and RackNine’s web hosting.

By optimizing the delivery of web pages visitors get in most cases faster page load times and improved performance. CloudFlare operates out of 28 data centers around the world, caching your static files at their edge nodes so these files are stored closer to your visitors while delivering your dynamic content directly from RackNine’s web servers.

CloudFlare also block threats and limit abusive bots and crawlers from wasting your bandwidth and server resources, which results in a decrease in spam and other attacks. Once CloudFlare automatically detects a new attack  arising against any website on its network, their software starts to block the attack for both the particular website and the entire community.

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day. It’s easy to see why, CloudFlare can be used by anyone with a website and their own domain, regardless of their budget, since their core service is free. Adding your website requires only a simple change to your domain’s DNS settings, which makes it as easy to turn CloudFlare off as you turned it on.

CloudFlare integrates seamlessly on RackNine shared Linux servers, and can be installed on multiple aliased sub-domains on the same RackNine server if you are on a Deluxe or Premium hosting plan. After signing up for CloudFlare, these are the steps you need to follow to change your domain’s DNS and point them to CloudFlare.

  1. Log into your RackNine account.
  2. Click on Domains and on the domain that you want to use CloudFlare with.
  3. Click Manage on Name Servers.
  4. Select Custom and then Click Add Name Server.
  5. Enter the CloudFlare Name Servers addresses you’ve been assigned. That information can be found by going to the DNS settings option in your CloudFlare account dashboard (Settings->DNS Settings).
  6. Click OK

As with any other operation involving a change of Name Servers you need to allow for up to 72 hours for the new DNS information to propagate, but your website operations will not be interrupted in any way during this transition process.

If you need further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us through our Support page at: http://support.racknine.com/

Server Upgrades

We are pleased to announce that RackNine has completed the following server upgrades:

4x Quad Core XeonMigrated from 2x Quad Core to 4x Quad Core Xeon 3.0Ghz on each of our servers

The benefits of this upgrade are very significant because the new Quad Core processors include two separate dual-core dies, as opposed to our former dual-core where a CPU only included two cores per physical processor in one CPU package. In our new setup cores 1 and 2 would share a memory cache, as would cores 3 and 4. If core 1 or 2 needs to communicate with 3 or 4, it will be done via the frontside bus.


64GB RAMUpgraded to 64GB RAM per server

In our computing environment, server memory is one of the most critical server components, and with this latest upgrade our servers achieve their optimal performance. This upgrade will have a very significant impact especially when running multiple memory-intensive applications at the same time. By upgrading the amount of memory inside our units, we have unleashed their full potential to accomplish the challenges our business faces every day, while making sure that compatibility, longevity, and reliability are preserved.


15K SASUpgraded drives to new 15K SAS for extra read/write speed

Besides the recording technology, drive rotation speed is the most important factor for a drive’s throughput. Faster rotation speed means higher data transfer rates. Combining high rotation speeds with top-notch recording technologies has allowed us to significantly increase the read/write speed in our servers.

Other performance factors will benefit from high rotation speeds, such as seek time. It is important to differentiate between seek time and access time, because only the latter is really relevant for our everyday applications. Access time is the combined latency of the seek time and rotational latency, which applies when the heads have been positioned above the required track, while the required sectors still have to pass by the heads. Therefore, faster spindle speeds have allowed us to achieve decreased rotational latency, with an end result of decreased average access time.


Apache PHP MySQL logosUpgraded Apache to optimize PHP execution
We have achieved better performance and better resource utilization by upgrading and tuning up the software that runs on our Web servers.

We have given a special attention to the optimization of PHP applications and MySQL databases running under our Apache HTTP Servers, in order to boost the performance of popular Content Management Systems such as WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Customer Relationship Management software, eCommerce applications, and many other packages that make an extensive use of PHP/MySQL will also benefit from these upgrades.


All these upgrades represent a major improvement for all the packages our clients have hosted on our servers. If you have any questions or need more information please email us at: support@racknine.com

RackNine implements Installatron

Installatron Apps

As of today all of our web hosting accounts include Installatron, a one-click web application installer that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of deploying and managing web applications.

Installatron allows you to easily install and effortlessly manage web software such as blogs, photo galleries, forums, shops, and other top web applications, right from your cPanel hosting panel. The installation procedure takes only seconds and can be performed by non-technical users. All the hard work of creating and setting up MySQL databases, unzipping files, assigning permissions, etc., is done by the application installer in the background, while for the user all it takes is just a few clicks.

Any of the web applications listed below can be added to your website, including multiple installs of each. Only the most mature, thoroughly tested, and genuinely top-shelf web applications have been selected, and potential additions are evaluated regularly. All these software packages are designed to manage, enhance, or add functionality to a website. Examples include Content Management Systems like WordPress, Drupal and Joolma, Wiki programs like MediaWiki (used by Wikipedia uses), Help desk/CRM programs like SugarCRM and Zurmo, e-Commerce software like Magento or OpenCart, and an assorted lot of very useful apps like phpBB, Pligg, Piwik, or Form Tools. They are broadly grouped into the following categories:

  • Apps for Community Building include Calendars, Chat systems, e-mail applications, Mailing List applications, Forums, Bulletin Boards, Groupware, Wikis, and many others.
  • Content Management Systems (CMS) are applications designed to manage dynamic content for websites, such as Blogs, Portals, or Frameworks. They usually include a templating system that allows to customize the layout of web pages. More advanced Systems can include additional features such as taxonomies, commenting, user registrations, file managers, and so on.
  • Apps for Business and Online Shopping include e-commerce systems with virtual shopping carts, Classified portals, Customer Relationship Managers (CRM), Customer Support Systems, and Project Managers.
  • Apps for Photos and Multimedia files includes image galleries and other applications that assist in the management of website images, music, videos, and other multimedia.
  • Miscellaneous Apps include Contact forms, clocks, e-cards, URL shorteners, and other novel applications.

See below an alphabetical list of the most popular Apps you can install with Installatron and their descriptions. For more information please visit the developers’ websites at the provided links.


Description

Aardvark Topsites is an Open-Source topsites directory system, and is one of the most-used free “topsites” script on the Internet.

Description from the Author

Aardvark Topsites is simply the best topsites script there is. Features include: pageview counts, hits in and hits out, members ranking, and customizable templates.

Script: Aardvark Topsites

Website: http://www.aardvarkind.com

Type: statistics

Category: Surveys and Statistics

License: Open-Source



Description

Advanced Guestbook is an Open-Source guestbook system.

Description from the Author

Advanced Guestbook is a guestbook script, which allows visitors to your
Website to post comments.

Features include: preview, templates, e-mail notification, picture upload, page spanning, html tags handling, smilies, advanced guestbook codes and language support. The admin script lets you modify, view, and delete messages.

Script: Advanced Guestbook

Website: http://www.proxy2.de/scripts.php

Type: guestbook

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

Advanced Poll is a free survey/poll system.

Description from the Author

Advanced Poll is a polling system with powerful administration tool. It features: multiple polls, templates, unlimited options, multi-language support, IP-Logging, IP-Locking, cookie support, comment feature, vote expire feature, random poll support and more.

Script: Advanced Poll

Website: http://www.proxy2.de/scripts.php

Type: poll/survey

Category: Surveys and Statistics

License: Free



Description

b2evolution is an Open-Source blog system. b2evolution forked from the b2/cafelog project in 2003.

Description from the Author

b2evolution is a news/weblog tool. You enter your news items through an easy-to-use web interface and the updates will appear dynamically on your webpage. The script also handles archving and commenting. b2evolution is an extension of the ‘b2′ blog script.

Script: b2evolution

Website: http://www.b2evolution.net

Type: blog

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

CodeIgniter is a powerful, free framework system for the development of web applications. Development is achieved through the creation and editing of files. A commercial version named ExpressionEngine, which includes a web GUI, is available from the
Website.

Description from the Author

Code Igniter is an Application Development Framework – a toolkit – for people who build web sites using PHP. Its goal is to enable you to develop projects must faster than you could if you were writing code from scratch, by providing a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries. Code Igniter lets you creatively focus on your project by minimizing the amount of code needed for a given task.

Script: Code Igniter

Website: http://ellislab.com/codeigniter

Type: framework

Category: Content Management

License: Free



Description

Contact Form is a simple Open-Source
Website contact form.

Description from the Author

Contact Form provides a simple way for visitors to contact you through your
Website. In addition to being a quick and easy way for visitors to contact you, this also helps eliminate spam by hiding your email address from spambots.

Script: Contact Form

Website: http://www.installatron.com/itronscripts

Type: email

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

Coppermine Photo Gallery is a popular Open-Source image gallery system.

Description from the Author

Coppermine is a multi-purpose and fully-featured image gallery script.

Script: Coppermine

Website: http://coppermine-gallery.net

Type: gallery

Category: Photos and Files

License: Open-Source



Description

Coranto is an Open-Source framework/cms that uses a flat file (text file) database. Coranto has a very small install size, with much of the functionality added through plugins, and is a CGI script. Coranto is the successor to NewsPro.

Description from the Author

Coranto is your everyday Content Management System (CMS). It’s designed to be flexible, and you can easily expand Coranto’s functions by the use of a multitude of “snap-in” addons. Whether you run a small blog or a fully scaled newspaper with millions of hits every day, you can rely on Coranto’s fully browser-based environment to update your site. The script also has its own forums for your support, questions and ideas.

Script: Coranto

Website: http://www.coranto.org

Type: framework

Category: Content Management

License: Free



Description

Crafty Syntax Live Help is an Open-Source chat-based help system.

Description from the Author

Live Help is a multi-user, multi-operator, multi-department live Help support chat system that allows the operators of the
Websites to monitor their visitors as they are browsing the site and proactively open a chat session with the visitor.

Features include auto-invite, referer tracking, page tracking, chat notification, user is typing message, multiple chat sessions, sound alert, leave a message if offline, push urls, quick responses, and multiple operators.

Script: Crafty Syntax Live Help

Website: http://www.craftysyntax.com

Type: support

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

CubeCart is a free e-commerce shopping cart system. A commercial version is also available from the
Website. CubeCart was previously known as eStore.

Description from the Author

CubeCart is an eCommerce script that allows you to setup a powerful online store.

Script: CubeCart

Website: http://www.cubecart.com

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

Drupal is an Open-Source cms.

Description from the Author

Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.

Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.

Script: Drupal

Website: http://www.drupal.org

Type: cms

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

Feed On Feeds is an Open-Source RSS/Atom aggregator.

Description from the Author

FEED ON FEEDS is an easy to use server-side news aggregator that supports RSS and Atom.

A news aggregator allows you to subscribe to news sources and have new items collected together on a single page. The newest items appear at the top, and you can mark old news items read.

Script: Feed On Feeds

Website: http://feedonfeeds.sourceforge.net

Type: rss

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

Flat Calendar is a simple calendar system. Flat Calendar was last updated in 2002 and is no longer supported by the author.

Description from the Author

Flat Calendar was designed for those of us who need calendar and event book functionality but do not have access to a database, or would simply prefer to store the data in a flat text file. Unlike most of the calendar and event book scripts available, Flat Calendar stores all its events in files on the server without any use of a database.

Script: Flat Calendar

Website: http://www.circulargenius.com/flatcalendar

Type: calendar

Category: Community Building

License: Free



Description

Gallery is an Open-Source photo album organizer. Gallery gives you an intuitive way to blend photo management seamlessly into your own website whether you’re running a small personal site or a large community site.

Description from the Author

Gallery lets you manage your photos on your own Website.

With Gallery you can easily create and maintain albums of photos via an intuitive interface. Photo management includes automatic thumbnail creation, image resizing, rotation, ordering, captioning, searching and more. Albums can have read, write and caption permissions per individual authenticated user for an additional level of privacy. Give accounts to your friends and family and let them upload and manage their own photos on your
Website!

Script: Gallery

Website: http://gallery.menalto.com

Type: gallery

Category: Photos and Files

License: Open-Source



Description

GBook is a free guestbook system, with advanced spam-fighting tools. GBook is also known as PHP Guestbook.

Description from the Author

GBook is an easy to use PHP guestbook, which allows your visitors to post comments on your
Website.

GBook includes advanced (and regularly updated) SPAM protection.

Script: GBook

Website: http://phpjunkyard.com/php-guestbook-script.php

Type: guestbook

Category: Community Building

License: Free



Description

Help Center Live is an Open-Source chat-based help system.

Description from the Author

Help Center Live is a fully-featured support system that includes FAQ management, a TROUBLE TICKET system, and LIVE CHAT.

Script: Help Center Live

Website: http://www.helpcenterlive.com

Type: support

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

iTron Clock is a free real-time javascript clock.

Description from the Author

Installatron Clock is a simple script that allows you to insert a static or dynamic text-based date and/or clock display on your webpage. The display is highly configurable and is easy to insert into any webpage.

Script: iTron Clock

Website: http://www.installatron.com/itronscripts

Type: clock

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Free



Description

Joomla! is a powerful Open-Source portal system, and is one of the most-used scripts on the Internet. Joomla! forked from the Mambo project in 2005.

Description from the Author

Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open-Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple
Websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

Script: Joomla

Website: http://joomla.org

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

LimeSurvey is a powerful Open-Source survey system, with statistical analysis. LimeSurvey was formlerly known as PHPSurveyor.

Description from the Author

LimeSurvey (aka PHPSurveyor) is a leading Open-Source Online Survey Tool written in PHP.

LimeSurvey allows you to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys. LimeSurvey includes a wide range of built-in question types, and a range of flexible options.

Your surveys can include branching, your own preferred layout and design (using a templating system), and can provide basic statistical analysis of survey results.

Surveys can be public, or can be strictly controlled through the use of “once-only” tokens for each survey participant.

Script: LimeSurvey

Website: http://www.limesurvey.org

Type: poll/survey

Category: Surveys and Statistics

License: Open-Source



Description

Magento is is a very popular Open-Source e-commerce shopping cart system.

Description from the Author

Magento is a professional open-source eCommerce solution offering unprecedented flexibility and control. With Magento, never feel trapped in your eCommerce solution again.

Script: Magento

Website: http://www.magentocommerce.com

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

Mambo is a powerful Open-Source portal system.

Description from the Author

Mambo was the world’s most popular CMS. At one time it was estimated that over 40% of the world’s internet sites were powered by Mambo. It is easily configured for personal sites, and powerful enough for large-scale commercial installations, perfect for non-tech webmasters and advanced programmers alike.

Script: Mambo

Website: http://www.mamboserver.com/

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

Mediawiki is a powerful Open-Source wiki system, and can be used from the web GUI although the advanced administrative tools require SSH access. Mediawiki was originally created to power the Wikipedia project.

Description from the Author

MediaWiki is a feature-rich wiki implementation, and is used to run Wikipedia and many other wikis.

Script: MediaWiki

Website: http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net

Type: wiki

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

Moodle is an Open-Source course management system (education) script.

Description from the Author

Moodle is a course management system (CMS) – a free, Open-Source software package designed using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. Moodle can scale from a single-teacher site to a University with 200,000 students.

Script: Moodle

Website: http://moodle.org/

Type: education

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

Noah’s Classifieds is a popular free classifieds system. A commercial version is available from the
Website.

Description from the Author

Noah’s Classifieds is the Internets immensely and most popular Classifieds
Website-Ware on the Web. We now have a software series with the most modern Web-2.0 feel, features, and amazing new feature variations and functionality and we have a truly created on on going and ever growing recipe for a great Classifieds Ads
Website Software that is perfect for any project.

Script: Noah’s Classifieds

Website: http://www.noahsclassifieds.org/

Type: adverts

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

ocPortal is a free Content Management system for advanced dynamic/interactive Websites.

Description from the Author

ocPortal is a CMS with many Web 2.0 and community features for building modern, sophisticated Websites. ocPortal supports many types of content (galleries, news/newsletters, etc.) – and integrating rich media and advertising into them. Community features include forums, member blogs, chat rooms, WIKI, and content commenting/rating. ocPortal lets you decide how your site will look and behave.

Script: ocPortal

Website: http://ocportal.com/

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

OpenX is an Open-Source advertising banner system, and is the most-used free banner system on the Internet. Openads was previously known as OpenAds and phpAdsNew, which forked from the phpAds project in 2000.

Description from the Author

OpenX is a free, Open-Source ad server that is trusted by more than 30,000 web publishers in over 100 countries around the world. OpenX is a powerful ad serving solution that puts control over online advertising back in the hands of publishers.

Script: OpenX

Website: http://www.openx.org/

Type: adverts

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

osCommerce is a very popular Open-Source e-commerce shopping cart system.

Description from the Author

osCommerce is an online shop e-commerce solution. Its feature-packed out-of-the-box installation allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort and with absolutely no costs or license fees involved.

Script: osCommerce

Website: http://www.oscommerce.com

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

osTicket is an Open-Source trouble tickets script.

Description from the Author

osTicket is a widely-used Open-Source support ticket system. It seamlessly integrates inquiries created via email and web-based forms into a simple easy to use multi-user web interface. Easily manage, organize and archive all your support requests and responses in one place while providing your clients with accountability and responsiveness they deserve.

Script: osTicket

Website: http://www.osticket.com/

Type: support

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

PHP-Nuke is an Open-Source portal system. {installatron} also applies the latest PHP Nuke Patched security modifications. A commercial license can be purchased from the
Website. PHP-Nuke forked from the Thatware project in 2000.

Description from the Author

PHP-Nuke is an automated news system specially designed to be used in Intranets and the Internet. The Administrator has total control of his web site, registered users, and he will have in the hand a powerful assembly of tools to maintain an active and 100% interactive web site using databases.

Script: PHP-Nuke

Website: http://www.phpnuke.org

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

phpBB is an Open-Source forum system. phpBB is the most-used free forum script on the Internet.

Description from the Author

phpBB is a high powered, fully scalable, and highly customisable open-source bulletin board package.

phpBB has a user-friendly interface, simple and straightforward administration panel, helpful FAQ, and is the ideal free community solution for all web sites.

Script: phpBB

Website: http://www.phpbb.com

Type: forum

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

phpCOIN is a free client and invoice management system.

Description from the Author

phpCOIN (Clients, Order, Invoices, and Notes) is an e-commerce/online-store solution that includes a variety of modules (store setup and display, customer management, invoicing, payment, and support) within a single interface.

Script: phpCOIN

Website: http://www.phpcoin.com

Type: invoicing

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

phpESP is an Open-Source survey system, with statistical analysis.

Description from the Author

phpESP allows you to create and publish surveys.

Script: phpESP

Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpesp/

Type: poll/survey

Category: Surveys and Statistics

License: Free



Description

php File Manager is an Open-Source web file manager. A commercial version with newer updates is available on the
Website. php File Manager forked from a project on phpfm.zalon.dk (site is no longer available).

Description from the Author

php File Manager, based on the script written by phpfm.zalon.dk, is an Open-Source, web-based File Manager.

Script: php File Manager

Website: http://www.installatron.com/itronscripts

Type: files

Category: Photos and Files

License: Open-Source



Description

phpFormGenerator is an Open-Source HTML form generator.

Description from the Author

phpFormGenerator is an easy-to-use tool to create reliable and efficient web forms in a snap. No programming of any sort is required. Just follow along the phpFormGenerator wizard and at the end, you will have a fully functional web form!

Script: phpFormGenerator

Website: http://phpformgen.sourceforge.net

Type: forms

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

phpLinkDirectory is a free link directory script.

Description from the Author

phpLD is now the most widely used directory script on the internet. Our customers have tested the script on over 50,000
Websites, and we have been able to produce a script that works in nearly all PHP hosting environments.

Script: phpLinkDirectory

Website: http://www.phplinkdirectory.com/

Type: bookmarks

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Free



Description

phpLinks is an Open-Source link management system, with search capabilities. phpLinks was last updated in 2003 and is no longer supported by the author. {installatron}’s install of phpLinks includes all known third-party fixes.

Description from the Author

PHPLinks allows you to run an efficient Link Farm with full search capabilities.

Script: PHPLinks

Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/phplinks

Type: bookmarks

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

phpList is an Open-Source mailing-list/newsletter system.

Description from the Author

PHPlist is a web application that implements a personalised mailing list manager or customer relationship management (CRM) system.

PHPlist is designed to assist you to stay in touch with your audience, without flooding them with information they don’t want. PHPlist is an essential tool for anyone who is serious about creating, capturing and maintaining an offline audience, and will help you increase traffic to your
Website.

Script: PHPlist

Website: http://www.phplist.com

Type: email

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

phpMyChat is an Open-Source real-time chat system.

Description from the Author

phpMyChat is an easy-to-use multi-room chat script that supports IRC-like commands and has been translated to 33 languages.

Script: phpMyChat

Website: http://www.phpheaven.net/

Type: chat

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

phpMyFAQ is a powerful free frequently asked questions system.

Description from the Author

phpMyFAQ is a multilingual Frequently-Asked-Questions system.

phpMyFAQ also offers a Content Management-System, flexible multi-user support, a news-system, user-tracking, language modules, templates, extensive XML-support, PDF-support, and a backup-system.

Script: phpMyFAQ

Website: http://www.phpmyfaq.de

Type: faqs

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

PHProjekt is an Open-Source groupware system.

Description from the Author

PHProjekt is a modular application for the coordination of group activities and to share informations and document via intranet and internet.

PHProjekt components include calendar, project management, time card system, file management, and contact manager.

Script: PHProjekt

Website: http://www.phprojekt.com/index.php?newlang=eng

Type: groupware

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

phpShop is an Open-Source e-commerce shopping cart system.

Description from the Author

phpShop is a PHP-based e-commerce application and PHP development framework. phpShop offers the basic features needed to run a successful e-commerce web site and to extend its capabilities for multiple purposes.

Script: phpShop

Website: http://phpshop.org

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

Pivot is an Open-Source blog system. Pivot is also known as Pivotlog.

Description from the Author

Pivot is a web-based tool to help you maintain dynamic sites, like weblogs or online journals.

Script: Pivot

Website: http://www.pivotlog.net

Type: blog

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

Invision Power File Manager is a free web file manager. Power File Manager was last updated in 2005 and is no longer supported by the author.

Description from the Author

Invision Power File Manager is a popular file management script that is extremely user friendly and gives you full control over all the users actions.

Invision Power File Manager is completely free for both personal and commercial use, all that we require is that the small link back to Invision Power Inc at the bottom of the page is left intact.

Script: Power File Manager

Website: http://www.rebelinblue.com/?fm

Type: files

Category: Photos and Files

License: Free



Description

PrestaShop is a lightweight Open-Source e-commerce shopping cart system.

Description from the Author

The PrestaShop e-Commerce Solution was built to take advantage of essential Web 2.0 innovations such as dynamic AJAX-powered features and next-generation ergonomy. PrestaShop guides users through your product catalog intelligently and effortlessly, turning intrigued visitors into paying customers.

Script: PrestaShop

Website: http://www.prestashop.com

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

The Search Engine Project is an Open-Source
Website search system.

Description from the Author

TSEP (The Search Engine Project) is a search engine for a
Website. You can put a ‘Search this site’ anywhere on your
Website and let people quickly find what they are looking for.

Script: Search Engine Project

Website: http://tsep.sourceforge.net

Type: search

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

Simple Machines Forum is a free forum system. Simple Machines Forum forked from the YaBBSE project in 2003.

Description from the Author

SMF is a next-generation community software package that is jam-packed with features, while at the same time having a minimal impact on resources.

Script: Simple Machines Forum

Website: http://www.simplemachines.org

Type: forum

Category: Community Building

License: Free



Description

Simple Poll is a free (for non-profit use) survey/poll system. Simple Poll was last updated in 2004.

Description from the Author

Simple Poll employs a simple to use admin interface and template customizations for your poll so that you can easily adapt to the look and feel of your web site. Setup as many polls as you like.

Script: Simple Poll

Website: http://www.free-php.net/detail/link-19.html

Type: poll/survey

Category: Surveys and Statistics

License: Free



Description

SiteBar is an Open-Source link management system, with search capabilities.

Description from the Author

Access and manage your private, shared or public bookmarks from any computer and browser connected to the Internet! Create personal, family, team, company or enterprise-wide bookmarks with flexible access rules, permissions and customizable design!

Script: SiteBar

Website: http://sitebar.org/downloads.php

Type: bookmarks

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

Site Recommender is an Open-Source “recommend my site” emailer. A commercial version with newer updates is available on the
Website.

Description from the Author

Site Recommender allows your visitors to recommend your site to one or more recipients. Default messages are easily modified and the look and feel is customizable via CSS stylesheet. You can choose to be notified when your site has been recommended, and email addresses are hidden so cannot be harvested by spammers. Also contains error checking.

Script: Site Recommender

Website: http://www.installatron.com/itronscripts

Type: email

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

Soholaunch is a free
Website builder system. Additional features can be purchased from the
Website.

Description from the Author

Soholaunch Pro Edition
Website Builder makes it easy for people of all experience levels to build and maintain a great
Website.

{installatron} installs the free version of Soholaunch which includes a Quick Start Site Building Wizard and the ‘Drag & Drop’ page editor.

(Server administrators can purchase advanced feature set licenses (including Calendar, Shopping Cart, Newsletter, and Blog) from installatron.soholaunch.com.)

Script: Soholaunch

Website: http://info.soholaunch.com/

Type: cms

Category: Content Management

License: Free



Description

SugarCRM is an Open-Source customer relations management system. Commercial versions are available on the
Website.

Description from the Author

SugarCRM is a premier customer relationship management application. Sugar Suite brings a new and effective way to better acquire, sell, service and manage customers, helping companies increase revenue by being more organized.

This is the free Open-Source version of SugarCRM. More features are available in the commercial versions.

Script: SugarCRM

Website: http://www.sugarcrm.com

Type: support

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Free



Description

WebCalendar is an Open-Source calendar script.

Description from the Author

WebCalendar is a web-based calendar application. You can configure it as a single-user calendar, a multi-user calendar for groups of users, or as an event calendar viewable by visitors.

Script: WebCalendar

Website: http://www.k5n.us/webcalendar.php

Type: calendar

Category: Community Building

License: Free



Description

WebCards is an Open-Source electronic greeting card system.

Description from the Author

Keep visitors returning to your site again and again with this powerful, efficient and easy to use e-card system. Featuring a full administration centre with a simple interface and full banning controls, visitors will enjoy communicating with their friends, bringing you more and more visitors.

Script: WebCards

Website: http://webcards.sourceforge.net

Type: e-cards

Category: Miscellaneous

License: Open-Source



Description

WordPress is an Open-Source Blog and Content Management System, and is the most-used self hosted script on the Internet. WordPress forked from the b2/cafelog project in 2003.

Description from the Author

WordPress is a state-of-the-art personal publishing platform/blogger with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Script: WordPress

Website: http://wordpress.org

Type: blog

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

XMB is an Open-Source forum system.

Description from the Author

XMB Forum allows you to build, manage, and promote your online community.

Script: XMB Forum

Website: http://www.xmbforum.com

Type: forum

Category: Community Building

License: Open-Source



Description

Xoops is an Open-Source portal system. Xoops forked from the PHP-Nuke project in 2002.

Description from the Author

Xoops is a dynamic-Object Oriented based Open-Source portal script written in PHP. Xoops is the ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community
Websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more.

Script: Xoops

Website: http://www.xoops.org

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source



Description

Zen Cart is an Open-Source e-commerce application. Zen Cart forked from the osCommerce project in 2003.

Description from the Author

Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, Open-Source shopping cart software. Zen Cart is developed by a group of like-minded shop owners, programmers, designers, and consultants that think ecommerce web design could be and should be done differently.

Script: Zen Cart

Website: http://www.zen-cart.com

Type: e-commerce

Category: e-Commerce and Business

License: Open-Source



Description

Zikula is an Open-Source portal system. Zikula forked from the PHP-Nuke project in 2001.

Description from the Author

No matter what your needs, Zikula can provide the solution. Be that a corporate presence with ecommerce, a simple blog or a community portal, Zikula can do it all. It’s your electronic toolbox, a set of tools allowing you to build a dynamically generated web site that five years ago would have cost thousands of dollars to launch.

Script: Zikula

Website: http://www.zikula.org

Type: portal

Category: Content Management

License: Open-Source

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