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How do I install PostBooks?
The xTuple Installer
Once you download the PostBooks Installer, run the installer on the machine where you want to install the client and server.
The installer lets you select which components you want to install. If you are installing xTuple PostBooks Edition for the first time, we recommend that you install all components. This will give you the xTuple client and the PostgreSQL database server, which you'll need to use the application. The other items are helpful for importing data and creating custom reports.
If you have an xTuple Hosted Demo account or an xTuple Cloud database, you can uncheck PostgreSQL. You will not need to install the database on your local machine because you will use the xTuple client to connect to a remote database.
On a later step in the installation process you are asked to select the databases you want to install. We recommend that you select the Demo database if you want to evaluate xTuple with some sample data. Use the Quickstart database if you want to set up a database for your own company. The Empty database requires more initial work to set up basic functions, such as GL accounts, and should only be used by experienced users.
By default, the installer installs the client and the database on a single computer. This is ideal for testing the software yourself, but is not optimized for a multi-user environment where other users (perhaps on other platforms) would need to connect to the server (in this case, your computer).
If you are installing the server and the client separately, please read our install.txt file, which contains detailed instructions for setting up a full multiuser PostBooks environment.