Feature rich & works with Hosting customers
Reviewed byAnonymousonFri, 22nd October 2004
I have been looking for a free content management system with good features that can be installed with my Windows ISP (Hosting company) - it's depressing to be forced to wade through so many hopeful-looking offerings on Hotscripts only to find (after downloading and attempting to install) that you need full access to the Windows server, special components installed, special privileges for the IUSER account, etc etc.
So this one is VERY refreshing in that it works pretty much 'out of the box�!
There is one modification needed if you have FrontPage web, and therefore carry out the recommended step of allowing FrontPage to import the databases into the ../FPDB folder
Also you need to some lines of code to global.asa to get the Chat to work (clear instructions appear on the chat page if you forget to do this)
EasyAspSite CMS/Portal appears to be based on the functionality & style of Invision Portal, but is a lot cheaper (read: free!) And comes bundled and fully integrated with Bruce Corkhill's great "Web Wiz" Forums and Guestbook and Theill's Conquerchat.
As an added bonus, EasyAspSite and all the included software is freely licensed for both private AND commercial use!
Since there is no SQL or MySQL support, I would expect this system is targeted at low volumes of visitors (maybe up to 10 consecutive users),
As I said, this works out of the box for customers of Windows Hosts, but there is one limitation � to add new pages you need to get full read/write access to the folder �pages/� and the folder �forum/ezadmin/� � the good thing about this is that you have 5 pages already set up so if you have an uncooperative host, you can still get up and running!
In conclusion, Kudos to ezasp site for choosing a great bunch of tools, and integrating them well!