This is the README file for phpStorageSystem, a free weblog community server
Copyright (C) 2002, Phillip Pearson.
See below for license details.
Radio UserLand is a very easy-to-use weblogging tool, but hosting Radio weblogs isn't quite so easy. The package provided by UserLand, Radio Community Server, only runs on Windows, which makes small-scale automated Radio hosting quite tricky.
You can FTP your weblog up to your own server, but in order to get comments etc you have to use the UserLand server (radiocomments.userland.com) or a 3rd-party comment hosting service.
phpStorageSystem is a community server designed for just this niche: small-scale Radio (and bzero) weblog hosting, on ordinary shared hosting.
phpStorageSystem is free. It is distributed under the MIT license:
First, you need a web server running Apache and PHP. If you are using a normal shared hosting account, you probably have this already.
Now, you need the software. The most reliable way to get it is out of CVS:
bzero (a blogging tool) comes in handy as a tool for debugging community servers. Download a copy and see what it says when you connect to the server. If you get an error about invalid XML, phpStorageSystem is probably spitting out PHP errors before sending the required XML. To debug that, run it like this:
This will get it to dump everything to the console. Look for errors right at the start: you probably need to change the permissions on a directory.
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