This article covers best practices for setting up your local server for WalkMe Self Hosted including server requirements, server configuration, and folder setup.
- Server Storage
Files can be placed on any web server with SSL support (i.e. Apache, IIS, Nginx etc.) based on Windows / Linux / MacOS.The destination server and folder where the files will be stored is accessible to all end-user machines.
- If using HTTPS (recommended), ensure there is a valid SSL certificate on the destination server. The server’s SSL certificate must include the domains that will be used for the location of the WalkMe files.
- DNS Server.
If you’re using a location on an existing server, the server may already be properly configured. If so, skip to step #3.
- Configure your DNS server to include the new domain that holds the path for the WalkMe files.
For example, if the path is: http://www.example.com/WalkMe. Define www.example.com in the DNS server.
- If using HTTPS (recommended), issue a new web server certificate with the WalkMe domain.
- Create a folder on the web server where the files will be stored. If you plan to self-host the files for multiple environments (i.e. Test vs. Production), create a specific sub-folder for each environment.
For the Test environment:
For the Production Environment: