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Download Public BetaDuring Kimai development we kept an eye on high compatibility, so the server requirements are:
MySQL 4.1 and PHP 5.2 with PDO.

Download latest Beta

If you are really inquisitive, you could download the latest beta. It includes many of the features you see at the demo site, which are not yet available in the stable release.

The system requirements changed to MySQL 4.3 and PHP 5.3.


  1. Use a modern Browser!
  2. You need PHP 5 with PDO-support and access to a MySQL (or other) database.
  3. Start your browser and go to your Kimai directory.
  4. Since 0.8 Kimai has a step-by-step installation program. Just follow the instructions of the installer.

IMPORTANT! Remove the ‘installer’ directory when you’ve successfully installed Kimai.


When you update an existing installment, just replace the entire Kimai folder on your server. Additionally you need to make all ‘compile’ folders (also inside all extension subfolders!) writable for PHP. Writing permission must also be granted to the ‘temporary’ folder and the included ‘logfile.txt’.

For current versions (>0.8.0) when you installed Kimai via the UI-Installer (not by editing the ‘conf.php’) you need to keep the file ‘autoconf.php’. For older versions (at least version 0.7) keep the file ‘includes/conf.php’.

When Kimai doesn’t start the reason is probably wrong writing permissions on the mentioned files and folders! Users also encountered problems with older PDO version – see support forum for more detail

More Downloads

Our documentation has information about fetching the latest development version.

Download archive

You can find all old versions at the Kimai download page @ Sourceforge.

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