The tool is designed to run on a local machine, a vm or your own server.
- any webserver plus PHP
- version 8 up to 8.3 as module (mod_php) or PHP-FPM service (maybe it runs on PHP 7.3+)
- php-curl (could be included in php-common in some distros)
- php-pdo and database extension (sqlite or mysql)
Hints for shared hostings
It CAN run on a shared hosting (I do it myself). But a shared hosting can have limitations. It is not guaranteed that the tool can work for all websites with every hoster. Keep an eye to the following troublemakers.
- PHP interpreter: it must be allowed to start the php interpreter in a shell. To verify it, connect via ssh to your web hosting and execute php -v. If there is a not found message there is maybe a possibibility to start php in a cronjob. If the php interpreter is not available then it is not possible to start a crawling process. Ask your provider how to start php as cli tool. Maybe the provide allows it in another hosting package.