Any linux/unix or Windows web hosting account with the following software/services enabled.
  • PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2
  • MySQL 5 or higher.
  • Extension: PDO
  • Extension: ionCube w/ current loader enabled: Version 10.2 or higher
  • Extension: cURL
  • Extension: GD Library w/ TTF (True Type Fonts) enabled. Used for security (captcha) image on affiliate signup form.

Important Note - WP Engine and other Wordpress based hosting accounts
Installation of our self-hosted versions into any "Wordpress" hosting account will almost always cause issues. Some examples of this type of hosting would be WP Engine or WordPress Hosting by GoDaddy or WordPress Hosting by Site Ground, Host Gator, Bluehost, etc. Hosting with these WP based services has offered numerous issues over the past. In some cases ionCube isn't enabled and customers are told it can't be enabled. Often times these hosting accounts have caching tools and other services enabled that don't play well with standard PHP functionality such as PHP sessions (required for secure account login). Many only allow 1 MySQL database. We have also seen issues where .htaccess files are not available for SEO links setup. In short, WP based hosting accounts are not supported as we've only seen a handful of successful installs on them.

A regular/traditional hosting account is needed for use with the self-hosted version of iDevAffiliate.