Stuff you need to know

Before downloading Simple Invoices there are a few things you first need to be aware of

General

Simple Invoices is a web based application that you install on your server or pc. Read the sections below for more info on this.

If you don't have a server or need assistance or hosting please refer the market place for a list of Simple Invoices service providers who can provide you with Simple Invoices hosting - think google apps but for invoicing

Basics

  • Simple Invoices is a web based application
    • this means that any PC or device that has a web browser can use Simple Invoices
    • this also means that for you to access Simple Invoices it first needs to be installed on a server or PC that has
      • PHP
      • A web server available (normally Apache)
      • and the MySQL database server
      • refer: requirements for the best way to install these

Servers? what'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

  • Put simply
    • Simple Invoices needs to live on a server or PC with the required server software installed
    • you can then access Simple Invoices by using a web browser
    • The benefit of Simple Invoices being a web based application is that it can work on any system that has a web browser - be that Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, etc..
    • but the downfall is that it can be a pain in the ass to setup
  • but i don't have a server!! - refer below

This is to complex!

  • I agree - this is why the Simple Invoices Market Place was created
  • Here you can find service providers that offer Simple Invoices hosting and installation services to make your life easier
    • Hosting is you using Simple Invoices that is already installed and setup on their servers
    • Installation service is the installation of Simple Invoice for you on your server
  • refer: the market place page for more information

More reading

refer: requirements and documentation for more information on how to install Simple Invoices on your pc or server

also you can take the tour or read the about page to find out more about Simple Invoices and its features.

 
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