Stop! Please note that LOVD2 is no longer supported. The last security release is from October 2020. Upgrade to LOVD3 to continue receiving updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

LOVD is completely based on Open Source software. Therefore, 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.

LOVD runs on Linux/Unix, Windows and Mac but has been most extensively tested on Linux. Therefore, we recommend using a Linux/Unix server. For Windows we have a Local install CD available, which will install LOVD and all necessary software on your computer in just a few minutes (not recommended for production environment).
Powered by Apache Apache HTTP webserver (Not required, but strongly encouraged)
(Tested with Apache 1.3, 2.0, 2.2)
Powered by PHP PHP scripting language (version 4.2.0 and up)
(Also tested with PHP 5)
Powered by MySQL MySQL database (version 3.23.33 and up)
(Also tested with MySQL 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0; MyISAM and InnoDB table types)
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 2014/08/25 14:48:36 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.

LOVD has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme
(FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 200754 - the GEN2PHEN project.
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
Ing. Ivo F.A.C. Fokkema, Dr. Johan T. den Dunnen