"Open Source CMSes are the latest rage it seems, and we've tried
out dozens. One that stands out above the rest for small businesses
and personal networks is the Elgg open source "social engine,"
which can be used to create social applications. In this article
we'll take you through the installation of Elgg, and show you how
to get started with this social networking CMS.
"Of course, the first thing you will need to do is to download
the Elgg installation files, which can be downloaded from their
Download page. You can download the Elgg core, which just contains
the basic files, or you can download the full package, which is
highly recommended. The Download page also has links to
installation documentation, upgrade information as well as
information about system requirements.
"Another task you will need to do is to ensure that you are
running PHP5 on your server. If you aren't sure, you can add a line
to your .htaccess file like this, right at the top of the .htaccess
file (Elgg includes its own .htaccess file, so you can add it to
the top of that file before you upload the files to your web