As Edditt is a centralised system it is not hosted on your webserver. It connects to your database remotely; performing queries and returning results. File–system interaction utilises a webservice, which requires a unique auth–code for each and every call made to it.
The operating system your site can be hosted on can be Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, or anything else out there. If we don’t have an integration for your hosting solution, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
At launch we support integration with MySQL databases from version 4 upwards, however we have built the system with database abstraction, so we will add support for more database varieties if there is enough interest.
The webservice allows the system to interact with your webspace in a safe and secure way, for example allowing file uploads.