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Install prerequisites for a self-hosted MIDAS system on Windows

We 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.

To run this, you'll need to ensure that your system meets the minimum server requirements for our self-hosted software edition. Essentially though, three key components are required to be installed and running on your server;

  1. A Web Server
  2. Perl
  3. 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:

[RECOMMENDED] How to install & configure Apache on a Windows server


How to enable IIS (Internet Information Services) on a Windows server

Step 2: Install Perl:

[RECOMMENDED] How to install & configure Strawberry Perl on a Windows server


How to install & configure ActivePerl on a Windows server

Step 3: Install a Database:

[RECOMMENDED] How to install & configure MariaDB on a Windows server


How to install & configure MySQL on a Windows server

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