We offer our web based room scheduling software for download and use on your own web server, or alternatively if you don’t have access to a web server that meets our Minimum System Requirements, we can instead “Cloud Host” MIDAS for you at https://mid.as/your_company

Today we’ve released a new tool to help you determine whether your web server is capable of running MIDAS. Our “Server Readiness” tool is a small Perl script which can be uploaded to your server, and then accessed through your web browser. This tool will then perform a series of tests on your server and alert you to any potential issues that may prevent your from installing and/or running MIDAS on your server. If issues are detected, the “Server Readiness” tool will offer helpful insights into how each issue may be addressed!

The Server Readiness script checks over 10 different parameters to ensure that you have the correct Perl modules installed on your server, no conflicting extensions are present, scripts can read/write to your server, there is enough free space remaining on your disk quota, and that your server is able to establish a connection to the internet.

Test your server configuration

The above is a screenshot of the “Server Readiness” tool finding no issues with a server.

Check your server configuration

The above is a screenshot of the “Server Readiness” tool finding an issue with the server’s configuration, and offering a solution to fix the problem.

How to use this tool:

  1. Download the servercheck.pl script
  2. Upload it to your server at the location where you plan on installing MIDAS
  3. Grant the script “execute” permission i.e. CHMOD 755 (if applicable to your server)
  4. If the location where Perl is located on your server isn’t “/usr/bin/perl” you may need to edit the first line of the servercheck.pl file to reflect the correct location
  5. Access the servercheck.pl file via its corresponding URL in your web browser and follow the on-screen instructions

UPDATE 18th May 2012:
We’ve just updated our Server Readiness tool in advance of the upcoming release of MIDAS v4 so you can ensure that your server is ready for this major update!