ExSite runs best on a LAMP server:
- Webserver that supports CGI (Apache 2 recommended)
- database (MySQL 5.1 recommended - need not be on same server)
- Perl 5 (5.10 recommended)
The following Perl modules are used by ExSite, and should either be installed in the system Perl libraries, or in subdirectories of the website's cgi-bin. Most Linux distros will have packages for these; if not, you can find the necessary packages at cpan.org:
The convert program (part of the ImageMagick image processing suite) is used for thumbnailing and image scaling operations, if it is available. It is also used as a fallback for Image::Info, if that package is unavailable.
make program is used for installation; you will need shell access to the server to use this.