Associativy runs on the ASP.NET MVC Orchard content management framework. You basically have two possibilities to use Associativy:
- Hosting Associativy instances yourself
- Using pre-built Associativy hosting
Hosting Associativy instances
For Associativy to run on your server you should have everything Orchard needs to run (that means a preferably Full Trust ASP.NET hosting with MS SQL Server) and install the Associativy modules you need.
By hosting Associativy yourself you get a fine-grained control over everything, including how graphs are stored, accessed or rendered. This way you can build custom Orchard modules that use Associativy services.
Using pre-built Associativy hosting
By letting others host Associativy instances for you you can use Associativy without any knowledge about ASP.NET or C#. You can create and maintain graphs from an admin UI well, but not everything is possible to customize without writing code.