* Operating costs can be reduced because XOOPS and supporting applications are available as open source softwares.
* Modules can be easily installed, uninstalled, activated, or deactivated using the XOOPS module administration system.
* An active XOOPS community around the world supports for localization to multi-byte languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.
Based on the above features of XOOPS, XooNIps architecture is composed of three main components (Figure 1).
The installation requires just a copy of the XooNIps modules to be placed in the XOOPS modules directory which becomes visible for activation in the administration menu , .
The database moderator can create additional item types as an XOOPS module and install them in the system.
These are shortcut menus to XOOPS Notification and Inbox (private message) functions.
Making it even easier, "XOOPS for SpaceTag Server" is a customized version of XOOPS to run on SpaceTag Server.
Created with such an environment, SpaceTag Server is designed for an easy installation of applications like "XOOPS for SpaceTag Server" and for the easy running of various blog tools and Web applications.