ComScore, an Internet marketing research company providing marketing data and services to many of the Internets largest businesses, recently released numbers showing that mobile social networking use has increased by 240% between April 2009 and April 2010. With 30 million new mobile social networking users, web professionals without a mobile strategy are missing out.
What is SocialEngine?
SocialEngine is a PHP social networking script, with many of the out-of-the-box features found on today’s popular social networking sites. It is a feature-rich, white label social networking application built to support almost any concept. With its stable platform, you have the flexibility to implement your own unique features and layout. Included are all of the staples that users have come to expect: Blogs, albums, groups, messages, and more.
SocialEngine gives you a simple, unbranded network that you can customize in absolutely any way. This lets you get right to deploying your unique theme, social structure, or new social concept. It is hosted on your own server, where you have complete control over every aspect of your community. With over 300 third-party mods & plugins, you are able to extend your social networking site to include walls, SMS, resume editor, news headlines and so much more.
SocialEngine is designed to run natively on a Linux/Unix server with an Apache web server. However, SocialEngine will also work on most Windows servers provided that you have access to set file permissions on your server. To install SocialEngine, your server must meet the following basic requirements:
* Your server must have PHP 4.3.0 (or newer) installed with Safe Mode OFF.
* You must have one available MySQL database (version 4.1 or newer).
* You must have GD 2.0 installed.
* For optional subdirectory-style URLs (shorter URLs for users’ albums, profiles, blogs, and groups), your server must be able to use .htaccess files and have mod_rewrite installed.