Build A Feature-Packed Social Network With Elgg

By CertifiedHosting 04/28/2011

Elgg is a leading open source social networking platform which enables webmasters to create feature-rich social networking environments. If you want to build a social networking website or add new features and functionality to the network you already have, Elgg provides a comprehensive range of tools and plug-ins that you can use to power your social network or community website. From open networks and private groups to network intranets, Elgg is an efficient and flexible way to build the interactive social network you want.

For webmasters who require more control over their website, including branding, design, domain names, community rules, or even the database, the best way is to have your Elgg-powered website hosted with a web hosting company that provides free Elgg installation and has Elgg servers optimized for Elgg hosting. With quality Elgg hosting services, easy-to-use Elgg tools, and a variety of features that facilitate communication and collaboration, webmasters will have everything they need to make their social networks a success.

Use Elgg to create your own fully-featured social network

Elgg is a well-documented social networking application that is updated continuously and comes with impressive capabilities. Since 2004, when Elgg was first introduced, active users, independent developers, groups, and institutions have created full-featured social networks and customized community websites using this free open-source tool. Equipped with must-have social networking features, Elgg provides access to advanced user management and administration, cross-site tagging, flexible activity notification methods, powerful access control lists, multiple view support, and much more.

With Elgg, you can use the out-of-the-box features or fully customize your installation to suit your needs. You can install Elgg directly from your web hosting provider via cPanel or  download the software and install it on your server. Elgg has a wide range of plug-ins capable of extending the application to meet your social network’s requirements. You can use plug-ins to add more features such as bookmarks, message boards, private messaging, pages, file repository, activity, micro-blogging, and many more.

Elgg runs on the Apache web server, PHP interpreted scripting language, and MySQL database system, the same web server environment that is used to run the majority of web applications. Elgg is compatible with enterprise technologies such as the Zend Platform and any platform that can run the Apache web server. There's also a massive open source community support for Elgg so you can build and extend your social network quickly and easily with new tools and plug-ins available from community members. The extensive Elgg developer community will help you with any questions that you may have regarding your Elgg setup or configuration.

With a comprehensive set of tools and features and a supportive community, Elgg provides an ideal solution for individuals, groups, and organizations to develop their own social networks.

Start your own social networking community with Certified Hosting’s Elgg hosting solution

Want to start your own social network or online community where people meet new friends, socialize, post to blogs, upload music, photos, videos, and more? Now you can with Elgg hosting services available at Certified Hosting. All Certified Hosting’s servers are optimized for Elgg hosting and our web hosting plans are fully compatible with this powerful open source social network system. With Certified Hosting’s Elgg web hosting services you can host unlimited Elgg websites and enjoy unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and unlimited MySQL databases. We also provide customers with free Elgg installations, free Elgg upgrades, free Elgg databases, and free Elgg transfers.

Certified Hosting combines profound industry experience, a top-notch network environment, and extensive Elgg expertise to deliver the best Elgg web hosting solution to meet your specific needs.

Certified Hosting’s Elgg web hosting service is the solution you are looking for to run a successful website with Elgg.

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