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Version: 3.8.x

Deploy to a server installation

Usually you conveniently develop your study on your local computer where you have a local installation of JATOS. Then just use the export and import buttons in your installations to transfer the study to your JATOS server.

If you have a server already, you will need to take your ready-to-run study from your local installation and deploy it to the server. In order to do this:

  1. On your local JATOS installation, where your study is, click on the study you want to export on the left sidebar.
  2. On the Study bar, click Export. A pop-up window will appear. Save the .jzip file wherever you like on your computer.
  3. On your server installation, simply click Import.

Here's a little sketch of the same three steps above jzip workflow

Please note that:

  • The two JATOS look almost identical, and you will (basically) only distinguish them on the basis of the URL in the browser. To prevent confusion, we've made it easier: A local JATOS installation has a black bar on top. A server installation has a light-grey bar.
  • A .jzip file is a JATOS Study Archive. It is using the ZIP archive file format. It contains everything to describe a study like study properties and study assets. Do not unzip it - Always import the .jzip to JATOS.
  • In the process of exporting/importing you'll transfer all assets of your study (HTML/JS/CSS files, images, audio, etc) contained in the local study folder. You will not transfer result data.
  • If you want to make changes to a study, we also recommend that you so in the local JATOS. There you have full access to the study assets and can change and edit them easily. Then again you can Export → Import to the JATOS server.