Does a RapidWeaver website require MySQL support from the server?

(George) #1

Hi everybody,
I’m thinking of buying RapidWeaver and was wondering whether I need a host server for my website that supports mysql. I would prefer not, as the plan without mysql support would be cheaper.
Thank you for your answer!

( #2


in general you do not need mysql support.

You can extend Rapidweaver websites with Stacks (Add-ons). Some complex Stacks/Add-ons (like a webshop, e.g. need mysql support, if you want to use all features. But in general you do not need mysql support.

(George) #3

Hey, thanks very much for the quick answer, that helped a lot.


Hi @galmondia,

Just my 2c as I also landed at this decision point: If you are planning to implement a CMS, online store or a script for booking appointments for example at any point, you would require MySQL support. If you are planning on a basic Rapidweaver site, you probably wouldn’t need it.

(Peter Danckwerts) #5

Not all CMS solutions require MySQL, although my favourite, Armadillo, does. @joeworkman’s Total CMS does not.

(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #6

neither does Easy CMS, in case anyone was wondering