Installation Notes - MicroserverComputer Requirements
- Oracle(Sun's) Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.8 or better. This can be obtained from http://www.java.com
You become a Registered User by purchasing an eightolives Microserver subscription from the eightolives store. Your user name and initial password will be emailed to you.
The program file and corresponding signature are first downloaded by logging in to the eightolives' User Login Page with Microserver as the selected product. You save the files in your "Downloads" directory.
Microserver is provided as a .tar.gz file or an executable install (.exe) file (Windows). Files are installed in the user's home directory. A directory, ".eightolives", established in the user's home directory contains a subdirectory, "Microserver", which contains all required and created files. Your server directory is created in your home directory with the default name of "eo_microserver".
When you log in to the User Login Page, your browser will prompt you to save the EightolivesInstall.exe file in your Downloads directory. When downloaded, execute it to install and respond to the prompts.
Starting the Program on Windows
The program is normally started by executing: user_home\.eightolives\Microserver\Microserver
Linux Installation: When you log in to the User Login Page, your browser will prompt you to save the EightolivesInstall.tar.gz file in your Downloads directory. When downloaded, use a shell window and execute the commands:
tar -xvzf EightolivesInstall.tar.gz
Starting the Program on Linux
The program is normally started by executing: user_home/.eightolives/Microserver/Microserver
The Microserver menu bar has a Preferences option which allows you to set various parameters. See the User Manual if you wish to specify your own preferences.
Two preferences which you may need to modify are the executable paths to your preferred web browser and your preferred PDF reader. Use the menu options Preferences > Set Browser Path and Preferences > Set PDF Reader Path and locate the appropriate executable files for each program.