Please also check our technical requirements
page for more details.
Strongbox is compatible with most every network operating system, including:
- System 7
- any other POSIX style system
The *only* systems Strongbox is known to not run well on are the Microsoft
consumer PC systems,
DOS and Windows. The Strongbox Security System
is developed on Fedora Linux systems, but all
should work 100% on any POSIX style system. We no longer sell nor support
Strongbox on a
server with any Windows Operating system.
and most other software.
Strongbox works with most processors. We have had excellent experience
integrating with the following:
A couple of Strongbox users have had trouble getting their web host
to enable the catch-all (wildcard) "sub domains" used by the Strongbox
Security Systemtm. Hundreds of different web hosts have
enabled this for Strongbox users with no trouble, and some web hosts
do it by default. However, just a few hosts have refused to enable it,
either because they are unwilling to take three minutes to do so, or
because they don't know what a wildcard is, and lacking basic system
admin knowledge they are afraid to follow our simple instructions.
We have just recently began keeping a list of some good web hosts
who will set them up and therefore let you use the Strongbox Security
Systemtm and those few who will not. If you're shopping for
a host and use the Strongbox Security Systemtm or intend to
use the Strongbox Security Systemtm you may want to choose
from any of the hundreds of hosts known to support the wildcard.
AmeriNOC (formerly "Phatservers") is
particularly good, should you happen to be looking for a host. Their
tech support normally completes tickets within about 10 minutes, even
at 2 AM.
For clusters or high traffic / high performance systems, consider iweb.
Hosts (alphabetically) who do
support the wildcard:
Hosts who do NOT support the wildcard:
- ace-host.net shared accounts
- godaddy.com accounts under $20 (Compatible on virtual
dedicated and dedicated accounts only)
- oneandone.com (1and1.com)
- valueweb.com shared accounts (Compatible on dedicated
server accounts only)
Third Party Feeds
Some third party feed providers base their entire security
on the referer header sent by the user. While this is
poor security in the first place, some of these feed providers
also fail to allow for sub-domains and therefore are not
as easy to use with the Strongbox Security Systemtm
as others are. All 3rd party feeds we have tested can be made
to work with the Strongbox security systemtm
but some are much more convenient than others. Every feed we
have tested will work OK when redirected through our sbredir.php
to change the referer, except for one company which makes it very
difficult, justspecialty.com. Some feeds will work fine without
changing your links all.
This list of feeds work with no adjustment at all. These are
companies who either used very high quality code in the first
place or who really went the extra mile for their webmasters
and adjusted their code to work more easily with the Strongbox
These feed providers can flag your account to allow *.yoursite.com as
the referer. Again these are companies who have gone the extra mile
to make it easy for the Strongbox Security Systemtm
These feeds are particularly annoying, as their "security" mechanisms are broken: