If you would like, you can install your own local GenePattern server by downloading and installing the GenePattern software. You can install a local server on a standalone machine for your personal use or on a networked machine for use by several people or an entire organization. A local GenePattern server shared by several users is typically referred to as a networked GenePattern server.
For information about the pros and cons of using the GenePattern public server versus your own local GenePattern server, see Concepts:Servers.
Installing Your GenePattern Server
To install a local GenePattern server, follow the instructions provided on the Download GenePattern page.
You use the same installation instructions regardless of whether you are installing a local GenePattern server for personal use or installing a networked server for use by an institution. The difference is in how you configure the server. If you are installing a local GenePattern server for personal use, the default server configuration is typically sufficient. If you are installing a networked server for use by an institution, see the Administrators Guide for instructions on how modify the default server configuration.
Starting Your GenePattern Server
After installing a GenePattern server, you must start the server before you can use it.
To start the GenePattern server, right-click on StartGenePatternServer.exe and select Run as administrator.
While the server is starting, the cursor displays as an hourglass. The server is ready when the cursor returns to normal.
Other Operating Systems
To start the GenePattern server, double-click the Start GenePattern Server icon (shown below). By default, installing GenePattern places this icon on your desktop.
Windows: While the server is starting, the cursor displays as an hourglass. The server is ready when the cursor returns to normal.
Mac OS X: While the server is starting, the server icon bounces in the Dock. The server is ready when the icon stops bouncing.
Linux: The server starts silently.
Using Your GenePattern Server
After starting your local GenePattern server, you can use it by opening a web browser and entering the URL for the server: http://localhost:8080/gp/.
Alternatively, you can click the GenePatternHome.html shortcut icon (shown below), to open a web browser and connect to your server. By default, installing GenePattern places this icon on your desktop.
If you did not install icons in your task bar or on your desktop, GenePatternHome.html can be found at the top level of your GenePattern install directory (for example, in C:\GenepatternServer\GenePatternHome.html or /Users/JDoe/Applications/GenePatternServer/GenePatternHome.html).
Shutting Down Your GenePattern Server
To shut down the GenePattern server, double-click the Stop GenePattern Server icon, shown below, or close the console window.
Windows: The GenePattern server exits silently.
Mac OS X: When you shut down the server, the GenePattern server icon disappears from the Dock.