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What are the Server Requirements for running MIDAS?

If you choose to download our room and resource scheduling software for installation and use on your own web server (known as our "self-hosted" edition), the following system requirements must first be met:

A Web Server 2

Such as Apache or IIS - Please ensure that you are running the latest version of your web server software 1

Perl 5 (5.10 or later) 3
Most Unix/Linux and Macs have Perl already installed, however if you run a Windows server, you may need to install Perl. We recommend ActivePerl, which may be freely obtained from Activestate.com 1

MySQL 5.1 (or higher) 1
MIDAS uses a MySQL database, and therefore requires MySQL to be available
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, and may be freely obtained via mysql.com 1

10MB Free Disk Space
Initially the physical files that make up MIDAS take up less than 3MB, but we suggest a minimum of 10MB free disk space to accommodate a typical size of database.

A connection to the Internet from your server
To authorize your installation and to check for future software updates

A modern web browser
See Which browsers are supported?

Cloud Based Room Booking and Resource Scheduling Can't meet these requirements? Don't worry!
- We can remotely host your MIDAS system for you in the "cloud" at https://your_company.mid.as - Read More...

1 We are unable to provide installation support for 3rd party software - please refer to the vendor's own documentation if you require assistance installing or configuring their product(s)
2 Recent builds of the XAMPP server are known to cause problems. XAMPP is NOT a stable/production level web server and should not be used for MIDAS. Please see this article for further details and alternatives
3 The optional extension "mod_perl" present on some Apache servers is known to cause issues and should be disabled in order to install & run MIDAS. If in doubt please check with your server/hosting provider first.
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