How can I install 3rd Party Software for my Website?
I'm looking into more advance charting packages than the open-source version I current use (Open Flash Charts), which is excellent, but I just need a bit more power...
I'm currently looking at ChartDirector from Advanced Software Engineering, which seems really good, but I'm sure it needs installing on the server somehow, as it uses dll's and all sorts.
Is it possible to install third party software for use on my account, or should I give up and look for something else...
I'm going to give the free demo a try in a bit, and see if I can get it to work...
Thanks in advance,
The documentation for the software should contain installation instructions. It looks like ChartDirector is available in a version for PHP in a Linux environment, which should run on your BH account. I haven't looked into it any further, however, so there are certainly no guarantees.
Just curious, but why do you need to install this on the server? Why not just get the Windows version, and run it on your PC?
I have already embedded some charts in my website, and am looking to create some more powerful ones.
It needs to be server side, as the data to drive the charts is stored in a mySQL database on the server.
I still haven't got round to trying to put it on the server myself, but it does seem to just go straight on, with maybe a tweak to the php.ini to allow it to work properly.
If / when I get it working, I'll post back to this thread with full instructions on how to do it. Currently, ChartDirector is licenced at $99 per server, with the free demo version sticking a banner at the bottom of all the charts created.
Hope that makes sense?
I'm getting an error similar to the following;
Trying to load "phpchartdir520.dll" from the PHP extension directory "/usr/local/lib/php/extensions/no-debug-zts-20060613".
But of course I can't access that directory to put the dll in it!
Do you know if I can use the "extension=" options in my php.ini and put a full path,
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