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 +====== 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#what_if_i_do_not_have_the_above_installed | 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 [[help|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]].