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Choose from a variety of open source applications and plugins
    • With WordPress, you can instantly create blog, a complete website or a social network. WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL, and is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. It's also user-friendly, based on the latest web standards and highly customisable with a huge range of attractive design options.
    • Joomla! is a powerful content management system (CMS) that can be used to manage everything from simple websites up to complex corporate projects. It's simple to install, easy to use and totally reliable. Immediately after installation, even inexperienced users can add and edit content, update images and manage important data.
    • No matter what kind of web project you're planning, with the Drupal content management system, almost anything is possible. From a blog to a corporate website, online shop or complete intranet solution, it's no problem thanks to Drupal's wide range of powerful features.
    • phpBB is ideally suited to setting up communication platforms. It's based on the PHP programming language and supports MySQL, as well as other database types. The compact administration interface enables easy management and supports the webmaster.
    • The MediaWiki software package was originally created to build wikis for Wikipedia. Today it can be utilised by anyone as an internal knowledge management or content management system. MediaWiki is written in PHP and can be used with either MySQL or PostgreSQL databases.
    • Mantis Bug Tracker is a free and popular web-based bug tracking system. It's written in PHP and works with MySQL, MS SQL and PostgreSQL databases, as well as a web server. Mantis Bug Tracker offers a wide range of useful features including e-mail alerts, various user rights levels and more, as well as your choice of 68 languages.
    • This PHP-based blogging application enables the creation and management of an online diary, a blog or even a complete website, all without custom code! Serendipity proves to be highly flexible and expandable, and can be described as an easy-to-use framework that doesn't compromise on professional features.
    • The ideal software for online learning platforms, Moodle is made for educational institutions and businesses. Learning opportunities such as self-study courses, courses with instructor feedback and collaborative courses can be quickly customised and adapted with Moodle. You can even create your own virtual classroom.
    • b2evolution is an advanced blogging tool that enables you to manage your own blogs, newsfeeds and even photo galleries. In addition, blogs can be displayed in multiple languages simultaneously. With just one installation, multiple users and administrators can access the tool.
    • With Dotclear, anyone has the ability to publish a blog, regardless of technical skill level. This user-friendly software helps you create and manage your blog posts, enabling you to easily maintain your blog.
    • phpFreeChat is an easy-to-install, fast, customisable and multilingual chat solution that uses AJAX to ensure smooth refreshing (with no flicker). phpFreeChat supports multiple rooms, private messages, moderation and your own chat commands – leaving nothing to be desired when it comes to building ideal chatrooms.
    • phpMyFAQ supports various databases to store all data. Create a knowledge base and take advantage of a wide range of useful features including flexible multi-user support, image management, language modules, backup and anti-spam.
    • BBClone is a PHP-based visitor counter and more, providing detailed information about your website visitors. In addition to your total number of visitors, the most recent website visitors are displayed with data including their IP address, their browser, etc. This is especially useful for websites with low and medium traffic. Administrators can see who has visited your site, which browsers were used, where they come from, and more.
    • Form Tools is a PHP/MySQL-based script that offers all kinds of web forms using a backend database and a user-friendly interface for management of form characteristics. Form Tools also offers a wealth of options for the administration and handling of your form data. Whether you create your forms manually or via a script, whether your form is in HTML, Flash, Silverlight or anything else – Form Tools can help!
    • YOURLS is a small PHP script set that allows you to run your own URL shortening service. Because YOURLS has its own API, you can do this privately or publicly, and you can choose custom keyword URLs.
    • With Magento, online shops 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 catalogues on different domains. Magento is highly recommended software for anyone who simply expects more from their online store.
    • osCommerce is an online shop solution offering a wide range of standard features for quick and easy online shop setup. Complete customisation is available due to an extensive choice of design and functionality options.
    • Zen Cart was designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. This eCommerce software includes all the tools needed to set up a successful online shop, and is constantly improving according to user requirements.
    • Take advantage of this user-friendly, easy-to-manage and innovative solution for a profitable eCommerce business! PrestaShop is highly flexible and reliable software that offers a wide range of features and the latest technology.
    • With WordPress, you can instantly create blog, a complete website or a social network. WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL, and is one of the most successful and popular applications in the world. It's also user-friendly, based on the latest web standards and highly customisable with a huge range of attractive design options.
    • TYPO3 is primarily used for creating professional websites and is based on the PHP scripting language. MySQL, MariaDB or Oracle databases can be used. Extensions with a wide range of functionality can be integrated without the need for custom code.
    • XOOPS is written in PHP for MySQL database web projects. The tool is ideal for developing small or large community websites and corporate web portals, blogs and much more.
    • The successful creation and operation of a website are two very different challenges. Most content management systems are designed to facilitate either creation or operation – but with concrete5 you can do both. As soon as you load a page on your website, you'll see a menu bar providing all the options required to update the page – just select and click!
    • The MODX content management system is an appealing solution that offers a range of adaptable and flexible features. Simply put, it's ideal for setting up small and medium-sized websites. Thanks to specialised SEO functionality, websites created with MODX can be found by search engines easily.
    • Nucleus CMS is a flexible content management system that's ideal for creating all kinds of websites. Thanks to a powerful collection of PHP scripts, you have a variety of options for building your website.
    • Advanced Guestbook is ideal for creating guestbooks. Features such as preview, templates, e-mail notifications, image upload, emoticons and many more are already integrated. An admin script allows you to edit, view and delete entries.
    • 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 that have been previously transferred to the server via FTP. The script also supports multiple languages and has a theme system.
    • The perfect application for Artists: In addition to galleries, Zenphoto also supports audio and video formats – even complete portfolio websites can be created. With these options, Zenphoto offers the ideal content management system for graphic artists, designers, photographers, filmmakers and musicians.
    • Manage your photos on your website with Gallery, and create whole photo albums quickly and easily using the intuitive interface. Gallery is ideal for community projects – with individual account creation, your family and friends can upload and manage images independently.
    • Elgg is 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.
    • With Vanilla Forums you can use highly flexible functionality and integration options to create your own personalised community. Vanilla Forums makes it easy to build customised discussion forums that are also standards-compliant.
    • Simple Machines Forum includes a wide range of features to enable the easy creation of online forums. Multiple languages, maintenance mode, word censorship, print preview and user blocking are just a few of the possibilities available.
    • With the phpList newsletter software, you can easily reach your customers and prospects via e-mail. Conveniently send your newsletters and organise your mailing lists at the same time, no matter how extensive they are.
    • Tiki Wiki uses different modules including blogs, chat systems, forums, FAQs and many more to enable optimal wiki creation. It's based on PHP, ADOdb and Smarty. Whether you envision a simple or very complex web portal, Tiki Wiki supports you.
    • osTicket is a support ticket system. It seamlessly integrates inquiries performed via various media in one easy-to-use web interface. Answer, organise and manage all support requests from a central location with osTicket.
    • 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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