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Why do I see a "404 Not Found" message when accessing the MIDAS installer in my browser?

If you receive a "Not Found" (404) error when trying to access the web installer for your self-hosted MIDAS room scheduling system through your browser after uploading it to your web server, then it's likely that you've not entered the correct URL in your web browser.

The URL you've entered in your browser's address bar doesn't resolve to the location on your server where you've placed the "install.pl" installer script.

For example, if you've uploaded/placed the MIDAS room booking system installer on your server at /public_html/midas/install.pl then the correct corresponding URL to this server location is likely to be along the lines of https://yourdomain/midas/install.pl.

However, if you've uploaded/placed the installer to /public_html/midas/install.pl but then enter https://yourdomain/install.pl in your browser, a "404" error will be produced because the URL you've entered does not correspond to the location on your server where the installer for your MIDAS system is located.

Another cause of a 404 Not Found error can be if your web server has been configured to run on a non-standard port. Standard web server ports are traditionally Port 80 (http) and Port 443 (https). If your web server is configured to be running on a non-standard port, you'll need to include this port within the URL to your MIDAS installer.

For example, if you've uploaded/placed the MIDAS system installer on your server at /public_html/midas/install.pl, and your server is currently running on a non-standard port, i.e. Port 8080, then the correct corresponding URL to access the installer is likely to be along the lines of https://yourdomain:8080/midas/install.pl.


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