LOVD 3.0 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

LOVD is a web-based software project. Therefore, installation requires a correctly set-up webserver. LOVD is completely based on Open Source software, so obtaining software for the LOVD installation should not be hard. All programs described below are common software, generally installed on any commercial hosting provider. Sometimes a MySQL database is not included (or optional) with an standard account at a hosting provider.

If you don't want to run LOVD on a server but rather want to have it running on your computer, we can recommend the XAMPP package, which installs all needed software on your computer regardless of whether it's Linux, Windows or Mac.
Also, at the time of this writing, we are offering free server space if you need to set up an LOVD.

LOVD runs on Linux/Unix, Windows and Mac but has been most extensively tested on Linux. Therefore, we recommend using a Linux/Unix server.
Powered by Apache Apache HTTP webserver (Not required, but strongly encouraged)
(Tested with Apache 2.0, 2.2)
Powered by PHP PHP scripting language (version 5.3.0 and up)
Powered by MySQL MySQL database (version 4.1.2 and up, InnoDB table type only)
(Mostly tested with MySQL 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5)
A properly configured Mail Transfer Agent for sending emails (such as registration information).
We recommend the use of SSL, to encrypt the data received and sent by LOVD.


Last modified 2017/07/24 11:25:47 CEST

When using or discussing LOVD please refer to:
Fokkema IF, Taschner PE, Schaafsma GC, Celli J, Laros JF, den Dunnen JT (2011). LOVD v.2.0: the next generation in gene variant databases. Hum Mutat. 2011 May;32(5):557-63.

A recommended system of the Human Variome Project LOVD has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme
(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 200754 - the GEN2PHEN project.
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Ivo F.A.C. Fokkema BSc., Prof. Johan T. den Dunnen PhD