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Last updated: 29. April 2020
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Requirements for SobiPro and its applications. Some applications may have their own specific requirements. They are shown on the application's page.
In order to use SobiPro on your server there are some requirements which have to be met. Before you install or update SobiPro, please check if your server meets the requirements.

Minimum requirements

In case these requirements are not met, SobiPro won't work at all.

SobiPro 1.5+:
  • Joomla! 3.8 - 3.95,8
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
  • Phar extension available (Template Settings, LESS compiler)7
SobiPro 1.4+:
  • Joomla! 3.6 - 3.95,8
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.6 and above, PHP 7.1, 7.26
  • Phar extension available (Template Settings, LESS compiler, Sobi Framework)7
SobiPro 1.3+:
  • Joomla! 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.75
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.6 and above, PHP 76
  • Phar extension available (Template Settings, LESS compiler, Sobi Framework)7
SobiPro 1.2+:
  • Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.65,8
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.3.9 and above, PHP 76
SobiPro 1.1+:
  • Joomla! 2.5 or 3.3/3.4
  • HTML5 and CSS3 compatible browser
  • PHP 5.3.9 and above
SobiPro 1.0+:
  • Joomla! 1.5 (at least 1.5.20) or 2.5
  • PHP 5.2
all SobiPro versions:

Highly recommended settings

In case these requirements are not met, some functionality may be limited or disturbed.

  • Webserver: Apache 2.x
  • PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3
  • MySQL 5.7+
  • Zip extension available (installation of applications)
  • Client URL Library installed and usable (also for SSL URLs)3 (Repository, URL Validation, Crawler, Certificate, Schema definition, News)
  • SQLite supported4 (Data Accelerator to speed up SobiPro)
  • SOAP extension available and usable3 (Repository)
  • OpenSSL module available (Repository)
  • Tidy HTML clean and repair utility available (automatic HTML error correction)
  • System program execution enabled
  • PHP Memory Limit >= 48 MB
  • PHP max. execution time >= 30 seconds
  • File upload enabled

Additional recommended settings

  • Joomla! FTP Layer disabled
  • PHP Register Globals disabled
  • A Joomla! template able to display Joomla! System Messages. SobiPro relies on these messages when reporting certain errors and notifications, so not being able to see them might interfere in SobiPro's correct operation.

1) MySQL 6 is not supported

2) Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5/3.x in the default installation use always utf-8 encoding and database collation. It is not recommended to change this setting to other than utf-encodings. However, it may be sometimes useful to change the database collation from "utf8mb4_general_ci" to a more appropriate setting for your language. For example to "utf8mb4_polish_ci" for Polish language or to "utf8mb4_roman_ci" for German or French.
It is especially useful for languages with special non-Latin letters as sorting operations in SobiPro are done by the database.

3) Some providers seem to provide this functionality within the PHP configuration, but at the same time outgoing connections are blocked on the firewall or do not allow CURL for SSL URLs.
Please ensure that this functionality is enabled and also that it is indeed possible to use it.

4) SQLite can be supported directly via the SQLite extension or through the PHP Data Objects extension.

5) SobiPro 1.2+ is not meant to be used on Joomla 2.5 and below!

6) SobiPro 1.2+ is PHP 7 ready. However, it does not work on PHP 6.

7) If you have Suhosin installed, make sure that Phar support is enabled in Suhosin.

8) SobiPro is not meant to be used on Joomla 4!

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