reditype is PHP application which runs within the Symfony 1.2 framework, and requires a fairly standard set of tools. These include a web server (Apache, lighttpd, etc.), a PDO compliant database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, etc.) and PHP 5.2.4 or later (GD enabled). Last but not least you need an operating system to run all of this on. Our preference and focus is based on Unix based systems (Ubuntu, Red Hat, OS X, etc.) but that doesn’t mean reditype can’t run on a Windows server. You might want to make sure you are well versed in operation Symfony application in a Windows environment.
Before going into any further detail and depending of your knowledge of running Symfony applications, now might be the time to read some of the setup instructions put together by the Symfony project.
We use Git for storage and distribution of the reditype codebase. Git provides an excellent mechanism for getting updates, taking cloned copies for custom modifications, and if you wish, contributing your changes or improvements back into the project.