Install and Configure FAQ

  1. What are the minimum system requirements for MapGuide Open Source?
  2. Is PHP required to use MapGuide Open Source? If so why and for what?
  3. What version of PHP works with MapGuide Open Source?
  4. Can multiple PHP versions co-exist on the same machine with MapGuide Open Source installed?
  5. What Linux distributions has MapGuide Open Source been built and tested on?
  6. What versions of GCC has MapGuide Open Source been compiled with?
  7. Can I run MapGuide 6.x and MapGuide Open Source in the same environment?
  8. Does MapGuide Open Source run on Windows XP?
  9. Can I install MapGuide Open Source on my D: drive?

1. What are the minimum system requirements for MapGuide Open Source?
The system requirements for running MapGuide Open Source are documented here: Requirements.
2. Is PHP required to use MapGuide Open Source? If so why and for what?
Yes, PHP is always required. PHP is required by the MapGuide Web Server Extensions for the Site Administration web application which is written in PHP. In addition the MapGuide Servers command line utilities for backing up and restoring the resource database are written in PHP.
3. What version of PHP works with MapGuide Open Source?
PHP 5.3.8 (as of MapGuide Open Source 2.4)
4. Can multiple PHP versions co-exist on the same machine with MapGuide Open Source installed?
Yes, with PHP bundled configuration option, MapGuide Open Source will use the PHP version included with it irrespective of other PHP versions on the system.
5. What Linux distributions has MapGuide Open Source been built and tested on?
As of version 2.4, MapGuide Open Source has been built and tested on CentOS 5.6 and Ubuntu 12.04. We would like to expand this list and invite developers to help us in that effort.
6. What versions of GCC has MapGuide Open Source been compiled with?
At this point MapGuide Open Source has been compiled successfully with versions of GCC that come with CentOS 5.6 and Ubuntu 12.04.
7. Can I run MapGuide 6.x and MapGuide Open Source in the same environment?
Yes. Previous versions of MapGuide and MapGuide Open Source can co-exist on the same machine.
8. Does MapGuide Open Source run on Windows XP?
Yes, but it's not recommended with IIS. The MapGuide Viewers make multiple simultaneous requests that can easily exceed the default limit set for the personal version of IIS included with XP. MapGuide Open Source runs fine on Windows XP using the Apache Web Server.
9. Can I install MapGuide Open Source on my D: drive?
Yes. If you desire even greater control beyond the windows installer, consider using the InstantSetup package instead