Your hosting platform is the most important part of the installation process. Unfortunately, not all hosting companies are created equal. For the record, here are the server requirements:
- PHP 5.6 or Greater
- Safe Mode OFF
- GD Library 2.0 (bundled -- see note below) or Greater
- cURL Library
If you know your server does not support these items, you may want to consider switching hosts -- these are pretty basic requirements!
You can download our server capabilities test file, and upload it to your server. It is basically the same set of tests we use in our installer, but you can try it yourself. it should spit out something similar to this: