Server Setup: SSI Web 8

In order to run SSI Web surveys your web server will need to have the following:

  • Perl 5.7 or later installed.
  • Access to a MySQL or Microsoft SQL database. SSI Web needs to have read, write, and delete database permissions. A database needs to be created for SSI Web to use. A database name and a database username and password need to be provided to SSI Web.
  • To access the database the Perl DBI Module (1.6 or newer) must be installed. If you are connecting to a MySQL database then you will also need the Perl DBD::mysql module (version 4.02 or newer). If you are connecting to a Windows SQL database then you'll need the Perl DBD::ODBCmodule (1.4.3 or newer). See the links below for additional information.
  • A way needs to be provided to transfer files from the survey author's machine up to the web server. This is typically done through an FTP account. SSL or SSH will also work.

Once the above items are properly configured on the web server SSI Web will be able to upload and install surveys. To upload a survey to the web server go to Field, Remote Survey Management within SSI Web. You will then be prompted for the Database and FTP server settings.

Server Setup Documentation