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Fooshy�CMS, Content Management System - cheap, feature rich, expandable and flexible content management system for web designers and web site owners.

Fooshy® is an expandable and flexible content management system aimed at web designers and web site owners. Dynamic sites, full of content can quickly and easily be created without the need for any programming skills. Fooshy comes with an easy to use Web Content Administration system with built in management for documents, images and streamed media, and provides all the components required to build and manage content rich, attractive websites with the ease of creating a word document.

Website Hosting

Fooshy are now pleased to offer our own hosting service. This enables us to provide our customers with a complete end to end service - from design and implementation, to getting the website 'out there' - if this is what is required, however customers will still be able to buy Fooshy and host elsewhere. Prices are from £6/month or £60/year and includes FTP access, webmail and statistics. Please contact us for further details.

Fooshy runs on Windows 2000, 2003 and 2007 web servers.  It requires Microsoft .net Framework 1.1 (free from Microsoft but your ISP will have already installed this on the web server).

Fooshy CMS does not use a database.

Some Fooshules, such as Mini-Cart and Members require an Access database on the web server.

All versions of Fooshy CMS require permissions setting on the Configuration and Data Store folders and their contents. These folders lie directly under the website root. If the webserver is running IIS 5.0, the 'ASP.NET' service account requires Read, Write and Modify permissions adding to the folders. If the webserver is running IIS 6.0, the 'NETWORK SERVICE' account requires these permissions. In addition to this, Fooshy requires running with Full Trust. This is usually the case if each website is run in its own application pool, with its own identity user - Microsoft's suggested way of running multiple .net applications on a shared server. Not only does this provide security, it also provides added stability - one website crash will not affect any of the others hosted on the same server. Our support team will be happy to offer advice and help with this, which is the only real messy bit of setting up fooshy on a web server.

The following ISPs have told us that they allow this:

ISP (link) Notes
DiscountASP.NET The base hosting package is suitable for Fooshy
Re-Invent Any of the Windows 2003 hosting plans are suitable for Fooshy.
WebHost4Life The Windows 2003 Advance Plan is suitable for Fooshy
IHostASP.Net The DotNetNuke Standard package is suitable for Fooshy
Integral Hosting Any of the Integral Hosting packages are suitable for Fooshy.
Bandicoot All shared, fractional and managed packages are suitable for Fooshy.
VPW Systems UK All Premium Xi Hosting Packages support Fooshy. In addition, a custom hosting package in our standard range is available upon request, simply contact them and let them know you are intending to use Fooshy and they'll provide you with details on how to order the right package

The following ISPs have told us they do not allow this:

  • FastHosts
  • SupaNames
  • WebFusion
  • DonHost

This information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the present time but Fooshy encourages you to check with your ISP about the suitability of any of their packages for Fooshy. Fooshy does not accept any responsibilty for hosting with a third party. We are however happy to assist you in finding a package which suits your requirements and to help you get your site up and running on your ISP's webserver.

Please note also that at the present time Fooshy does not recommend or endorse any particular ISP but we will be happy to hear of any recommendations for, and good (or bad) experiences with an ISP hosting a Fooshy site.

For clients using our web design services we also offer hosting on our own servers at competitive rates. Please note however that we don't currently offer POP3 or other email support.

Free Development Hosting

We have a limited number of Fooshy sub-domains on our server for web site developers to use free of charge. These are available to first time Fooshy developers for up to 3-4 weeks at a time. We will set up a Fooshy CMS system on our server and provide FTP access, so that you can upload your template pages, css and other assets onto the server. When you are ready to make the site live, we will help you move it across to your ISP's servers. Please note that this service is only available to first time Fooshy developers, who have just purchased a Fooshy CMS product or demonstrated a serious intention to do so.