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How to install prerequisites for a self-hosted MIDAS system on a Windows serverWe offer two editions of our web based room booking and resource scheduling system, MIDAS; a "cloud hosted" edition and a "self hosted" edition.
Our "self-hosted" edition allows you to download, install, and run our MIDAS software from your own local, intranet, or internet server.
The server requirements for our self-hosted edition may be found here, but essentially three key components are required to be installed and running on your server; a) a web server, b) Perl, c) A supported database (MySQL or MariaDB).
Many server and hosting providers offer all three of these components with their packages as standard, and indeed many Linux-based servers may already have these components pre-installed.
On Windows-based servers however, you may need to install these components first before you'll be able to install and run MIDAS from your Windows server.
The following guides offer a detailed installation "walk through" of a typical setup to get your Windows server ready for MIDAS:
Step 1: Install a Web Server:How to install & configure Apache on a Windows server
Step 2: Install Perl:How to install & configure ActivePerl on a Windows server
Step 3: Install a Database:How to install & configure MySQL on a Windows server
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