Hospital Information System


Care2x runs on several platforms. If you are interested in using or contributing to Care2x's development, a good place to find other folks to talk to is on the Discussion Forums. You can also subscribe and post to the Developers Mailing List here: We are interested about helping you get it up and running. Here's what you need:

Apache 1.x or 2.x web server:

Our primary development and testing is both on the Apache Web Server on Linux and Apache Web Server on Windows98. Most of our online demo installations run on Apache Web Server on Linux. Our developer base includes:

We have experienced a great deal of difficulty getting Care2x to run correctly on IIS4.0/5.0 Web Server. As a result, we only recommend the Apache Web Server! We are very sorry, but the problem lies within the IIS web server and we have no resources left to find a reliable workaround. Furthermore, the workaround would compromise the security concept of Care2x.

Apache2 Note: The first officially supported version of PHP on Apache2 is PHP 4.3.0. If you're having problems on Apache2 and you're not running PHP 4.3.0, you must upgrade (otherwise we can't help).


PHP is a web server module that allows you to create applications using an embedded scripting language. If you're on a *nix box, the odds are good that you'll be able to download PHP easily in either source or binary form for your system. As of this writing, Care2x requires PHP version 4.0.4pl1 or more recent. It has been tested on several versions of PHP up to 4.3.4. It does not yet work with PHP 5.


MySQL is a fast database that is widely used in the internet. It is easy to install, manage, and use. Care2x is tested to run in several versions from MySQL 3.23.x to 4.0.8x.

PostgreSQL and other DBMS

We are currently working on the stable functioning of Care2x with the PostgreSQL database.


You should load or install the GD image library that comes with PHP.

How to find out what you have:

To find out which version of Apache and PHP is installed, the "phpinfo.php" file in the root directory of Care2x will display this. Use your Care2x URL and append "/phpinfo.php". Like this: "http://www.care2x.net/foundry/phpinfo.php".