To use Couch you must at least have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS and know the basics of creating a website. You should also be familiar with the use FTP to upload files to your server. No previous knowledge of PHP is required.

Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.0.0 or greater
  • MySQL 4.1.2 or greater
  • Apache (or compatible Web Servers like LiteSpeed etc.)

**IMPORTANT!** Microsoft IIS web server is NOT supported.

  • (Optional) GD library compiled into PHP for CAPTCHA.
  • (Optional) Apache mod_rewrite module for prettyURLS.

Local Testing

If you intend to install Couch on your local computer (for testing) there are a number of packages that you can use

  • XAMPP - Multi-platform - Apache, MySQL, PHP, installation.
  • WampServer - Windows platform - Apache, MySQL, PHP, installation.
  • Install Apache, MySQL, PHP separately and configure them all to work together.