All IPW Systems’ software are web-based. This means that the program is run via a web server while the user interface is displayed in a web browser.
The web server application SQL database server MySQL forms the technical base on the server side of our software for storing data, and PHP to execute the program. We install this software.
For the web server application we can use both the Apache HTTP Server and Microsoft Internet Information Services which is built into a number of Windows operating systems. We recommend Microsoft IIS, due to its suitability for integration with Active Directory.
The server’s operating system is secondary. Apache HTTP Server, PHP and MySQL are available for all the normal operating systems. Apache, PHP and MySQL are all open-source and free to use, even for commercial use.
As a general rule, we recommend a dedicated server. The hard disc space we require for the programs themselves does not exceed 1 GB. Add to this the space needed for processing the system data. For our average system application, a few gigabytes will suffice, but there may of course be scenarios where this is quickly exceeded. The exact configuration depends on the load on the server. The more users and the more data to be processed per second, the more muscle the server needs.
We advise against installing our software on servers which run machine-intensive applications such as Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server in parallel, although our software can by all means be installed and will run in parallel with such software.
Should you choose virtual servers, the server requirements below apply.
We have extensive experience in setting up our software in different environments and infrastructures. We are fully prepared to make our competence in this area available, but we do not undertake changes in the network infrastructure, security measures and the like. These areas should always be handled by the company’s existing provider of such services, with whom we are quite willing to cooperate.
Remote Access Requirements
The installation is typically done remotely, which is why the client is responsible for supplying the necessary remote access. Remote access is also needed in the case of any upgrade or ongoing support. We prefer a Cisco VPN, and Microsoft Remote Desktop. Should you prefer a different VPN, we can agree on a different arrangement.
- Minimum Dual Core 2.4 GHz or equivalent
- Minimum 8 GB RAM
- > 50 GB free HD space for system installation + data
- Windows Server 2016 or later
- IIS 7 or later (installed by IPW)
- PHP 5.6 or later (installed by IPW)
- MySQL/MariaDB 10.x or later (installed by IPW)
- Access at administrator level with the authority to install software and services
- Internet access
Required from clients
- Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Chrome eller Firefox*
- Latest og previous version version of our supported operating systems. (Windows, IOS, Android)
* In general we fully support the latest and previous major version of each supported browser.