What is UNA.
The name UNA stands for United Networking Applications. It is not just one thing or one application. UNA is a combination of various web applications, databases, server apps and supporting ecosystem, which together enable you to create a community website.
An online community powered by UNA can work as a social network, business collaboration hub or any kind of multi-user system with various memberships, roles, content types and permissions defining the rules of the community operation.
While inherently designed as a multi-user community platform, UNA can be used as a conventional CMS or blogging platform with a focus on content publishing. The full potential, however, lies in networking. Social networking, business networking or even networking with Internet-connected devices.
How it works.
Since the primary purpose of UNA is to power a website, like most other sites UNA has to be installed to a web-hosting server. It can be used for a public or private site.
Hosting server needs to be configured correctly for UNA, which means that full access to the entire server is required. A dedicated server or a cloud-hosting virtual server work best. As a guide, it is recommended to use a server with at least 4Gb of RAM and at least 64Gb of disk space.
Once installed on a hosting server UNA creates a fully operational website, ready for customisation. Over time you can activate various UNA apps, install new ones, update them and adjust site settings.
Administration and ownership rights offered by UNA make up one of the key advantages of choosing it over other solutions. The operator retains full control over the site, database, hosting server, collected data and user profiles. There are no restrictions on how many members or how much content the site can have.