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Web Wiz NewsPad System Requirements

Web Wiz NewsPad System and Client Requirements

Web Wiz NewsPad is designed for the Windows hosting environment, and has been designed to work with a variety of different server settings and locales.

Please check with your web hosting company or server admin that your web hosting account meets those requirements listed below.

Server Requirements

Web Wiz NewsPad has extensively tested to run with any of the operating systems listed below using the Windows IIS web server with ASP enabled.

  • Windows Server 2016 with IIS 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8.5
  • Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8.0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS 7.5
  • Windows Server 2008 with IIS 7

Database Backend

Please ensure that the version of Web Wiz NewsPad you are running meets the database requirements below.

  • Microsoft SQL Server version
    • SQL Server 2005 or above (including SQL Server 2019)
    • TCP/IP connections to the SQL Server must be enabled
    • Microsoft's MDAC 2.6+ drivers need to be installed on the web server.
  • MySQL version
    • MySQL 4.1+ or above
    • MySQL 5+ or above
    • myODBC 3.51 or myODBC 5.1 Drivers
  • Microsoft Access Version (not supported in production environments)
    • Microsoft's MDAC 2.6+ drivers need to be installed on the web server.

Please note: If running on Windows Server x64 then you will need to 'Enable 32-Bit Applications' in the website's Application Pool to run the Access, due to there not being 64-bit database drivers available for Access databases at the present time.

Server Requirements for Sending Emails

One of the following email components needs to be installed on the web server in order Web Wiz NewsPad to send emails.

    Part of the Windows 2000, Windows XP Pro, and Windows Server 2003, operating system's. An SMTP server is also required.

    Part of the Windows 2000 operating system's, but can be installed on Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2003. The SMTP server that ships with MS IIS also needs to be installed.

  • W3 JMail
    Available for most supported operating system's, also requires an SMTP server.

  • Persits AspEmail
    Available for most supported operating system's, also requires an SMTP server.

  • ServerObjects AspMail
    Available for most supported operating system's, also requires an SMTP server.

Server Requirements for Upload Features

One of the following upload components needs to be installed on the web server to use the upload features of Web Wiz NewsPad.

  • Persits AspUpload 2+
  • Dundas Upload 2+
  • SoftArtisans FileUp 3.2+
  • aspSmartUpload
  • AspSimpleUpload

Rich Text Editor Browser Requirements

To use the Rich Text Editor (WYSIWYG) to write eNewsletters one of the following browsers are required.

Support Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 6+
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox 1+
  • Mozilla 1.3+
  • Opera 9+
  • Safari 3.0.4+

Supported Platforms
  • Windows
  • Apple Mac
  • Linux
  • Google Android

Server Requirements for Friendly URLs (FURLs)

Web Wiz NewsPad has the ability to rewrite URL's for pages that are indexed by search engines and for ease of use. This improves search engine indexing by rewriting the URL include Blog Post Subjects as part of the file name. One of the following is required to be installed on the web server in order for this feature to be available.

  • Microsoft URL Rewrite Module for IIS

Premium Edition Server/Hosting Requirements

To use Web Wiz NewsPad Premium Edition certain features need to be supported by your web host. These are very similar to requirements for PayPal IPN when using ASP. Please make sure your web host supports the requirements below.

  • Microsoft XMLHTTP Object (Microsoft.XMLHTTP)
  • Outbound HTTP Connections on TCP/IP Port 80 (not through a proxy server)

A 'Premium Edition Requirements Test' button is available in the Web Wiz NewsPad Admin Control Panel on the Premium Edition Upgrade page for you to test your web hosts servers can support the Premium Edition, before you make your purchase. You can also view our list of Unsupported Web Hosts.

No refunds can be given for non supported servers as every effort has been made for you to verify that you are using a supporting web host before you make your purchase*

Network Requirements (Sending Bulk Email)

Many web hosts do not allow you to send bulk email whether opt-in or not nor promote a site hosted on their network using bulk email. Please check first with your web host you can use this software on their systems.

*This does not affect your statutory rights

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