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How to install MIDAS on your server

Before purchasing a MIDAS booking system for download and installation on your own sever (the self-hosted/on-premises edition of our software), please ensure that your web server meets the minimum System Requirements. We also provide a useful "Server Readiness Tool" to help determine and advise whether your infrastructure is ready for MIDAS.

Install MIDAS on Windows Installing on Windows and need help setting up a server, Perl and a database?
We've produced a handy "How to install pre-requisites needed for running a self-hosted edition of MIDAS from a Windows server" step-by-step guide

If you're unable to meet the requirements for running MIDAS on your own system, Did you know that we also offer a hassle-free "cloud" edition of MIDAS as well? Compare editions...

Shortly after you purchase our room booking and resource scheduling software for download and use on your own web server, we'll send you a welcome email containing link to download the installer script, and a unique "Product Key".

Before you can use the installer, you must first setup a database (MySQL or MariaDB)for MIDAS to use. Once you've setup an empty database, our installer will have your booking system up and running on your infrastructure in no time...

Step 1: Upload the installer to your server

NOTE: Be aware that some system configurations will only allow ".pl" scripts (PERL/CGI) to be executed from within certain directories i.e. "cgi-bin". It is also important to note that the location to which you upload & install MIDAS also to needs to be granted "write" permission, as the software needs to write data to this directory.

Step 2: Check Permissions & Location of Perl

Step 3: Run the Installer

Trouble installing your MIDAS booking system?

We've compiled a list of common issues encountered during install of our software, together with resolutions, which you can find in our Installation Troubleshooting article.
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