I need to install Sugar CRM Community Edition setting up access to the CRM functionality to the staff of our small company. They need access throughout our office locations which are technically 3 now. We have a hosting provider with a Linux VPS server and we have an internal Windows 2008 Server 64 bit machine. I think either of which would be okay to install on. SugarCRM CE is currently sufficient enough to handle our needs it appears from their demo. My question is which is easier to install to or smarter to install to.
What I want is for users to be able to click on a URL and login and access our contact information there from any browser. Utilizing import export capabilities and the freedom to get information even from home or on the road.
If I install Sugar CRM (CE) Community Edition on a Windows 2008 Server 64 bit will I need to install IIS so they can access? Also what other tools applications would need to be switched on to get that to work.
If I go the Hosting route I have to update things like PHP which currently I cannot do that on my Hosting provider without loosing service agreements from them, risking breaking something that is working now and SugarCRM says in order to get use the latest version. I have to have PHP 5.2+ which I am currently on 5.1 and holding.
Any suggestions on what I could use or work with, work around to resolve this?