The pre-requisites are;

  • Apache HTTP Server 1.3 or later
  • MySQL 5.0 or later
  • PHP 5.1.0 or later

If you already have Apache HTTP Webserver(and PHP loaded as an Apache Module) and MySQL running, then you have everything you need.

In case you dont have the requisites setup, you have two options.

  • Use an AMP stack which has Apache, MySQL and PHP pre-configured to work together.
  • If you want you could configure Apache, MySQL and PHP on you own manually. You can refer the OrangeHRM FAQ on how to install/configure them.
AMP stack for Windows

Recommended AMP stack for Windows is XAMPP Windows. Download page; click XAMPP Windows 1.6.0

Notice: make sure you download the Installer from the Basic Package and not the upgrades, developer packs, etc.

After downloading, start installing XAMPP for Windows.

  • You can choose the default installation location and click Next
  • When asked to "Install XAMPP Servers (Apache, MySQL, .....) as service?", select Yes
  • When asked "Install Apache 2 as service?", select Yes
  • When asked "Install MySQL as service?", select Yes
  • You may skip the other services by selecting no since they are not required for OrangeHRM
  • Select Yes to start the XAMPP control panel too.


  • If you use any firewall software(ie; Windows Firewall) if prompted please make sure that XAMPP services (Apache Web Server, MySQL) are exempted from the blocked list
  • If you use Skype, this may result in a port conflict with Apache web-server included in XAMPP when install . Therefore make sure you re-start Windows to make sure that XAMPP services start before Skype (then Skype will go for an alternate port).

Copying files

Copy into the document root of the Apache HTTP Server.


If you used XAMPP for Windows, document root is

<XAMPP Installed Location>\htdocs\

ex. C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs


Extract into the same folder, which would extract every thing into a directory called 'orangehrm2'.

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picsel use orangehrm

  Alistair Ross
Global IT Manager, Picsel Technologies

Picsel now use OrangeHRM to manage their entire HR platform across the UK, and we will soon be deploying it for international use. Our initial trials proved that OrangeHRM was a fantastic way to have a commercially viable HR Management platform from an Open Source model. Picsel pay OrangeHRM for support and OrangeHRM have always rise to the challenge when we have an issue or require an add-on to suit the way we do business. The OrangeHRM product has gone from strength to strength in an incredibly short amount of time and I am always excited to see what is coming up in the future.

HBE use orangehrm

Christopher Peckham-Chief information officer
Christopher Peckham
Chief Information Officer / Chief Security Officer
Henry Bros. Electronics

HBE s use of OrangeHRM allows staff to record how much time has been spent on each job and task. After management approval, this information is loaded into our financial and payroll systems. It has greatly simplified the data entry portion of our payroll processing. Education and certification information is also stored in OrangeHRM. The system allows the company to have one source of information to query when responding to proposals and bid requests. OrangeHRM is also being interfaced with our SugarCRM and job ticketing system to further improve our time reporting process. Our overall HR and time related reporting accuracy has been greatly improved with our use of the system.


Factor Humano use orangehrm

Sol Echeverria -Socia-Directora General

Sol Echeverria Socia-Directora General
Factor Humano
Costa Rica

OrangeHRM es una excelente herramienta para el desarrollo de Pymes en Latinoamerica, pues nos permite gestionar los procesos de recursos humanos con mayor calidad, para generar un impacto de mayor valor agregado en el negocio

OrangeHRM is an amazing tool for the development of SMBs in Latin America, since it makes possible to have high quality human resources management, in order to provide greater value added to the business.

UB use orangehrm

Hertha Gentle - HR Director
Hertha Gentle
HR Director
University Of Belize, Belize

Orange HRM has helped the University of Belize drastically in facilitating work for us. Thanks to Orange HRM there is quick access to information both by employees and administrators. It facilitates the process of calculating leave for employees. It has helped also in the coherent and accurate process of vacancies and recruiting employees. The generation of reports is a wonderful job being done as there is no need for manual generation of reports. In general Orange HRM has helped the University amazingly and is continuing to help us.

Johnny Rockets use Orangehrm

Paul Mishiyama - Vice President
Paul Mishiyama
Vice President
Information Technologies
Johnny Rockets,USA

As part of our long term strategy to combine the impressive capabilities of open source with a fresh, cost-effective approach to IT, Johnny Rockets immediately recognized the unique possibilities that OrangeHRM offers: A modern HRIS system based on open standards, providing extensibility, maintainability and the ability to truly recognize a significant ROI. This has afforded us the capability to integrate Human Resource Management easily into our existing infrastructure, leveraging many other previous efforts to streamline our business processes, and maximize employee efficiency; all while not giving up any expected modern HRIS features.

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