System Requirements

Internet Web Server

As an ASP (Active Server Pages) application, CactuShop requires a Microsoft platform on which to run. Specifically, the host machine must run the following software:

  • Windows 2003 or 2008 Server (for live deployment) - XP Pro, Vista Business or Windows 7 (for development)
  • Microsoft IIS 6.0 / 7.0 / 7.5 web server
  • MS Active Server Pages support
  • ASP.NET 2.0 or above (image thumbnailing uses this)
  • MS Access database drivers or MSSQL Server 2005/2008 or MySQL 5+ (for Windows)
  • CDONTS, CDOSYS, ASPmail (ServerObjects), ASPemail (Persits) or Jmail for sending email

Security Permissions

The following folder needs IUSR 'full control' permissions:

  • /Uploads/

Unix / Linux / Other O/Ss

CactuShop is based on a Microsoft technology (ASP) and developed and tested exclusively for Windows. There are various emulators available for UNIX/LINUX that claim to support Active Server Pages (ASP). We have not tested and do not support running CactuShop on such platforms. There are almost certainly differences in them that will prevent CactuShop operating properly, if at all.