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A wide range of open source applications, ready to use, with many useful extensions

    • Most Popular
    • With WordPress, you can instantly create a blog, a complete website or a social network. It is based on PHP and MySQL and is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. It is user-friendly, and based on the latest web standards.

    • As a powerful content management system (CMS), Joomla! can be used for managing simple websites and also complex business presentations. It's easy to install, easy to use and totally reliable. Immediately after installation, even novice users will be able to add and edit content, update images, and manage important data.

    • No matter which web application you are looking to implement, with the Drupal content management system, almost anything is possible. Whether it be a blog, corporate identity, online store or complete intranet solution, with Drupal it's not a problem.

    • phpBB3 is the latest installment in a seven year long package lineup. Like its predecessors, phpBB3 is feature-rich, user-friendly, and fully supported by the phpBB team. phpBB3 greatly improves on what made phpBB2 popular, and adds commonly requested features that were not present in previous versions. We hope it exceeds your expectations.

    • Originally, the software package MediWiki was written to create Wikis' Wikipedia. Today it can be utilized by anyone as an internal knowledge management or content management system. It is written in PHP and can be used by either the MySQL or PostgreSQL database management system.

    • Mantis Bug Tracker is a free, popular web-based bug tracking system. It is written in PHP and works with MySQL, MS SQL, and PostgreSQL databases, as well as a web server. You can also find many useful features like email notification, different user rights levels and many more as well as your choice of 68 languages.

    • This PHP-based weblog application enables the creation and management of an online diary, a weblog or even a complete website, all without code! Serendipity proves to be very flexible to use, extensible, and can be described as easy to use framework which does not sacrifice professional features.

    • The ideal software for online learning platform,s Moodle is made for educational institutions and businesses. Learning opportunities such as self-study courses, courses with instructor feedback and collaborative courses can be customized and are quickly adaptable with Moodle. Create your virtual classroom with Moodle.

    • Blog
    • b2evolution is an advanced weblog tool that enables you to manage your own blogs, newsfeeds and even photo galleries. In addition, Blogs are displayed in multiple languages ​​simultaneously. Only one installation allows multiple users and administrators to access the tool.

    • With dotClear, everyone has the opportunity, regardless of technical skill level, to publish a blog. The user-friendly software helps you create and manage your blog posts, and facilitate the easy management of your blog.

    • Chat
    • phpFreeChat is an easy to install, fast, customizable and multilingual chat client. To provide a smooth upgrade (without flicker) AJAX is used. It supports multi-rooms, private messages, moderation, and your own chat commands. phpFreeChat leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to building a perfect chat room.

    • Website add-ons
    • phpMyFAQ supports various databases to store all data. Create a knowledge base and take advantage of many helpful features such as a flexible multi-user support, file manager, voice modules, a backup system and an anti-spam system.

    • BBClone is written in PHP VISIT. But it is not just a visitor: BBclone also provides detailed information about the visitors to your website. IP address, the browser, etc., as well as the last visitors to the website and the number of visitors. This proves to be very useful, especially for sites with low to medium heavy traffic. Administrators can see who has visited your site, which browsers were used, where they come from, etc.

    • Form tools as a script on PHP / MySQL-based offers all kinds of web forms using a backend database and a user-friendly interface to manage the form characteristics. In addition, there is a plethora of tools for managing and handling your form data. Whether you create your forms by hand or through a script, whether your form is in HTML, Flash, Silverlight or any other form - Form Tools can help!

    • YOURLS is a small PHP script set that allows you to run your own URL shortening service. You can do this privately or publicly, and you can choose custom keyword URLs, because the program has its own API.

    • eCommerce Solutions
    • With Magento online stores are not only perfectly functional but also visually appealing. Based on PHP, it uses MySQL for storing data. Several shops can be managed with separate catalogs on different domains. A highly recommended software for those who simply expect more from their online store.

    • osCommerce is an online shop solution offering a wide range of standard features for quick and easy setup of online stores.

    • Zen Cart was designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The online store software includes all the necessary tools needed to set up a successful online store. The software is constantly improving based on user requirements.

    • OpenCart is a reliable e-commerce solution for online retailers who want to put value on ease of use, while still taking advantage of many features. A visually appealing interface and search engine friendly design complete the experience.

    • Take advantage of the ease of use and management of this innovative solution for a profitable eCommerce business! As a reliable and flexible software, PrestaShop offers many features and a high quality experience.

    • Content Management
    • With WordPress, you can instantly create a blog, a complete website or a social network. It is based on PHP and MySQL and is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. It is user-friendly, and based on the latest web standards.

    • TYPO3 is used mainly for creating professional websites and is based on the PHP scripting language. MySQL, MariaDB or Oracle databases can be used. Extensions with many functions can be integrated without the need for custom code.

    • XOOPS is written in PHP for the MySQL database Web application platform. The tool is ideal for developing small or large community websites and corporate portals, weblogs and much more.

    • The creation and operation of a website are two very different challenges. With concrete5 you can do both. Most other content management systems are created to facilitate either creation or operation, but not both. Once you load a page onto your website, a service bar appears which offers all the options required to update the page - just select and click!

    • An attractive feature of the MODx Content Management System is it's adaptability and flexibility. Simply put, it is ideal for setting up small and medium-sized websites. Thanks to the SEO functionality, webpages that were created with MODx, are easily found by search engines.

    • This flexible content management system nucleus is ideal to create all kinds of websites. Thanks to a powerful collection of PHP scripts, you have a variety of ways to make your website.

    • Contrexx ® is a unique, modular Web CMS for the complete management of sites with applications. Contrexx ® offers the following integrated modules: newsletter, photo gallery, forum, guestbook, calendar, poll system, RSS feed and podcast directory.

    • phpWebSite provides a complete content management system (CMS). The web administration allows for easy maintenance of interactive websites and additional modules to ensure that you can easily customize your website.

    • Guestbook
    • Advanced Guestbook is ideal for creating guestbooks. Features such as preview, templates, email notifications, upload pictures, emoticons and many others are already integrated. An admin script allows you to edit entries, view or delete.

    • Galleries
    • Coppermine Photo Gallery is a photo gallery script. Users can upload pictures with a web browser (thumbnails are automatically generated), rate pictures, add comments and send e-cards. The administrator can manage the galleries and add large numbers of images to the gallery that were previously transferred via FTP to the server. The script also supports multiple languages ​​and has a theme system.

    • The perfect application for Artists: In addition to galleries, audio and video formats are also supported in ZenPhoto. Even complete portfolio websites can be created. ZenPhoto thus proves to be an ideal content management system for graphic artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers and musicians.

    • Manage Gallery with photos on your website. Easy, quick creation thanks to an intuitive user interface. Gallery is ideal for community projects: An individual account creation automatically allows your family and friends to upload images and manage them.

    • Social Networking
    • Elgg is an award-winning software for creating web communities with a robust basic structure. Web communities of all kinds can be built - from a campus wide social network for your university, school or college or an internal collaboration platform for your business, to a brand-building communications tool for your company.

    • Message Boards
    • With Vanilla Forums you create your own individual community. The creation of customizable and standards-based discussion forums with Vanilla Forums is easy.

    • Many features included in smf make sure that creating an online forum is easy. Several languages​​, a maintenance mode, word censorship, Print or blocking users are only a few choices offered.

    • With the newsletter software PhpList, you can easily reach your customers and prospects via e-mail. Send your newsletters and organize your mailing lists at the same time, no matter how extensive they are.

    • Wikis
    • Tikiwiki uses different modules like blogs, chat systems, forums, FAQ`s, and many more, to allow for the creation of an optimal wiki. It is based on PHP, ADOdb and smarty. Whether you envision a simple or very complex portal, TikiWiki supports you.

    • Project Management
    • osTicket is a support ticket system. It seamlessly integrates inquiries which were made with various media in one easy-to-use web interface. Answer, organize and manage all support requests with osTicket with a central location.

    • Other
    • Create online surveys with LimeSurvey, regardless of topic. With LimeSurvey you have the ability to create an unlimited number of surveys at the same time and it can be used for any type of data collection. Whether marketing surveys, quality management or psychological tests, you can do it all with LimeSurvey.

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Our hosting specialists have compiled the most popular apps, most useful extensions (plugins), and themes.

The list of apps available is always expanding, allowing you to always have the best options for your web projects.

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One click automatically and completely installs the latest software version on your website, with a selection of the most important plug-ins, extensions and themes. Security patches and updates are performed automatically, and you have the option of switching to Free Mode at any time.

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In Free Mode, the latest software version is still installed automatically on your website. In addition, you're free to install plug-ins, extensions and themes of your own, as well as others available on the Internet. You can also administrate your own system settings.

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When installing an app, you can choose to use an evaluation version- an easy way to compare different apps to find the best solution for your specific project. You'll have 30 days to become familiar with the app and decide whether you'd like to continue using it. After 30 days, the app will be automatically deleted, keeping your webspace clutter free. Should you choose to keep the app, simply turn off the evaluation mode, and it will remain permanently available for use!

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