opemSIS is a OS4Ed product

Installation

openSIS Student Information System 

Windows Installation

Installing on machines running Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows 2003/2008 Server OS

openSIS requires the following pre-requisite software:

  1. Apache 2.4 and above
  2. MySQL 5.0 and above
  3. PHP 5.5 or 5.6

If you have installed the above-mentioned software in your computer already, you can proceed to openSIS installation, otherwise, follow the links below to download and install the pre-requisite software.

Download and install Apache and PHP

XAMPP Windows

https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html


This will install Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP 5.x.


Or,

Bitnami Windows
http://bitnami.org/stack/wampstack

This will install Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP 5.x.

Mac Installation

XAMPP for Mac is also available from the same download link: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

Make sure you log in as “root” user to your Mac and then attempt the installation.

Linux Installation

Installing on machines running Linux. openSIS has been tested on leading Linux distros.

openSIS requires the following pre-requisite software:

  1. Apache 2.4 and above
  2. MySQL 5.0 and above
  3. PHP 5.5 or 5.6

 If you have installed the above-mentioned software in your computer already, you can proceed to openSIS installation, otherwise, follow the links below to download and install the pre-requisite software.

Download and install Apache and PHP

XAMPP Linux:

https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

This will install Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP 5.x.

Or,

Bitnami Linux LAPPStack:

http://bitnami.org/stack/lampstack

This will install Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP 5.x.

After installing the pre-requisites software, follow the openSIS Installation procedure.

(openSIS has been tested extensively with the XAMPP package on Windows and the Bitnami LAPPStack on Linux).

openSIS Installation

This installation assumes that you have installed and properly configured the following items:

  • Web Server (Apache is the web server we test on and use)
  • MySQL database software
  • PHP

We recommend that you use one of the automated installers like XAMPP or Bitnami Stacks which eases the

process of installing and configuring the web server.

Open your php.ini file and search for display_errors = ON and change it to display_errors = Off

Automated Installation

openSIS includes an automated installer that has been extensively tested on Windows and Linux variants like

Ubuntu and openSUSE.

1. Download the latest stable release of openSIS from the www.opensis.com.

2. Unzip the openSIS folder to your web server directory.

In case you installed XAMPP the web server directory will be:

<XAMPP Installation Directory>/htdocs/

In case you have installed Bitnami LAPPStack, your web server would be:

<LAPPSTACK Installation Directory>/apache 2/htdocs/

3.  Open your web browser and go to the following address:

http://localhost/opensis-ce (or whatever the folder name you have used during unzipping the code)

 

Click on New Installation to continue, the automated installer will guide you through the setup step by step.

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 a) In step1, you will be asked to provide MySQL connection information. Keep the Server Input field as “localhost”. openSIS is designed to be installed only on localhost. If you use any IP Address viz.127.0.0.1 it will not install. Provide the admin username and password for MySQL so the application can connect to MySQLdatabase.

Note: Remember that if you provide wrong details for MySQL connection in Step 1, you will be

redirected to an error page like the one below. Click “Retry” and provide the correct connection information.

 

 

b) Once you have provided the MySQL connection, we move to step 2 where you will need to enter the name for the database you want to use for openSIS. The system defaults to openSIS; you can leave it as is or give a different name.

 

If you already have created a database and trying to install it again, then check the “Remove data from existing database” option to remove the old database.

c) In Step 3, provide the school name, begin date and end date of the school year that you are creating. You can also check the “Install with sample school data” option to install the sample school. The data in the sample school will act as a guide to help you configure your own school properly.

d) In Step 4, enter Administrator’s First Name, Last Name, Username and Password you would like to use for administering openSIS. Password must have a number and special character.

 

e) Finally, you have your application setup and ready to use. Click on the login button and login to the application using the administrator Username/Password you provided during installation in step 4.

 

 

Congratulations! You have successfully installed openSIS 6.3.

 

If you are trying to upgrade then click on Upgrade to continue from the installation screen, the automated upgrade will guide you through the setup step by step.

 

a) Check the openSIS version beforehand to proceed. If it is lower than version 6.1, then click on continue, else click on go back

b) Likewise installing a fresh updated version, you will be asked to provide MySQL connection information. Keep the Server Input field as “localhost”. If you use any IP Address viz.127.0.0.1 it will not install. Provide the admin username and password for MySQL so the application can connect to MySQL database.

 

c) In step 2, you'll need to select the database that you want to upgrade from and click on save & next.

d) Upgrade will begin processing and on successful upgradation, click on Login to start using opensis version 6.3 

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e) Enter your existing login credentials to access openSIS. 

You have successfully upgraded openSIS to version 6.3

 

Note

As a security measure, the install folder will be deleted automatically after the installation. If you need to re-install openSIS, please unzip the downloaded file again, or re-download openSIS from www.opensis.com

If you need assistance with installation, configuration, data import or anything else, please visit www.opensis.com and click on support.

 

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