Cannot install on server (PHP 5.2.1) - HELP!

Dear friends,

I have problems on installation:

Web page response is:
Premature end of script headers: index.php

Apache error_log say:
[warn] (104)Connection reset by peer: mod_fcgid: read data from fastcgi server error.
[error] [client 8X.3X.XXX.XXX] Premature end of script headers: index.php

Omeka only supports PHP 5.2.4 or later.

Look over the documentation on preparing to install for more info about requirements and updating your software.

It also looks like you've got some problem with your FastCGI setup, but you'll definitely need to make some changes to your server configuration to use Omeka.

Thanks! That is true. Although I've read the installation requirements I overlooked the version up...
Is there any chance I may install it on a XAMPP or EasyPHP? I really need to study this solution and make myself a documented opinion.

The online server I've got access to is a shared one, so I doubt my provider will upgrade PHP version just for me.

It seems I'm stranded.

Thank you for your time and help

P.S. Please take this group into consideration as there this type of solutions are taken into consideration.

Omeka should work on any reasonable Linux system that provides the system requirements noted in the link above.

XAMPP should work fine, as should MAMP for Macs, or any similar system as long as it provides the appropriate versions of PHP, MySQL, and Apache.

Unfortunately installation on XAMPP fails as on EasyPHP. What happens is that at the moment of actual installation throws a Page connection was reset and does not recover. Any thoughts on this?
I tries any possible combination on my system (Win7) for half a day to get it up and running to no avail.

Thank you John for you kind attention.

I have successfully installed Omeka on a virtualised Ubuntu. Application looks great and I will start work to see the capabilities.

Conclusion is that on Windows 7 Home Ed. it doesn't work on EasyPHP, XAMMP, Server2Go or MoWeS.

It is something related to mod_rewrite

Thank you for support.

Omeka's not officially supported on Windows.

I'm not quite sure whether what you're seeing is some incompatibility or just a default setting in XAMPP that doesn't play nicely with Omeka.

While in general we try to minimize and address issues that people report who try out the software on Windows, Omeka is designed and tested for use on Linux.