Installation and Operations Guides

This section concerns the installation and operation of OpenProject (Community and Enterprise on-premises editions) for general project management.

For installation of the OpenProject BIM edition for construction project management, choose OpenProject BIM in Step 1. Then, follow the standard installation steps as described in the guideline.


Main Topics Description
System requirements Learn the minimum configuration required to run OpenProject
Installation How to install OpenProject
Operations & Maintenance Guides on how to configure, backup, upgrade, and monitor your OpenProject installation
Advanced configuration Guides on how to perform advanced configuration of your OpenProject installation
Other Guides on infrequent operations such as MySQL to PostgreSQL migration

For production environments and when using a supported distribution, we recommend using the packaged installation. This will install OpenProject as a system dependency using your distribution’s package manager, and provide updates in the same fashion that all other system packages do.

A manual installation option is also documented, but due to the large number of components involved and the rapid evolution of OpenProject, we cannot ensure that the procedure is either up-to-date or that it will correctly work on your machine. This mean if installation is NOT recommended.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Are there extra fees to pay, in terms of installing the OpenProject software?

The Community and Enterprise on-premises edition are on-premises solutions and thus need installation from your side while the Enterprise cloud edition is hosted by us. The Community edition is for free and we ask you to do the installation yourself. Of course we support you with a clear and easy installation guide. If you would like us to install the Enterprise on-premises edition for you, we are charging a fee of €150 for this once-off service. You can add the installation support during your Enterprise on-premises edition booking process.