System Requirements

Close to 80% of the world's web servers are Linux-powered, parse (interpret) PHP code, and have Apache & MySQL server applications installed on them. sNews has been developed to run on an Apache server with its mod_rewrite module enabled, which allows sNews to use the functionality of the .htaccess file to re-write the URLs for its pages and articles. sNews also requires PHP version 4.3.x or above, and uses a MySQL database for data storage. Generally speaking, almost all competitive web hosting companies offer these services. sNews will not, in its current form, run on a Microsoft-powered (IIS) server.

Host requirements

Once this has been confirmed, you are ready for Getting Started with sNews!


sNews requires PHP, MySQL and mod rewrite. If your server meets those requirements, get started and learn how to install sNews on your website in 3 easy steps.


Browse through our help center and learn about template tags and how to simply create your own theme. Dig into sNews and customize it to behave the way you want.


sNews can be a simple blog tool and a full blown CMS. Customize it with addons, mods or play with different themes.


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