Installing on Linux/Mac

If you are running a Linux or Mac operating system. Follow these instructions for installation of eQuate POS - Client.


Before You Begin
  • If you are running Mac/Linux, you must install a working LAMP server first (Apache, MySQL, PHP). We suggest using XAMPP for Mac, and Apache/MySQL for Linux. However, any other web server with the same features will work. You can download at XAMPP at
  • You must create a SQL database, username, and password to import the tables during the installation.


Linux/Mac Installation Steps
  1. Download the .zip file from the eQuate POS website.
  2. Unpack the contents into a web directory (we suggest securing this directory from outside access).
  3. Create a SQL database, and a username and password to access the database. These details will be used in Step 1.
  4. Use a Web Browser to access the unpacked files.
  5. Step 1 - Local Connection: Enter a Terminal ID (see Figure A below). This ID should be a unique numerical value of 3 digits (example: 100, 200, 300, 201, 202). Enter your local database information you created earlier. Press Continue.
  6. Step 2 - Back Office Connection: Input the SQL information for your eQuate Back Office (Server) (see Figure B below) (this information can be found in My Account > Manage on Press Continue.
  7. Allow the system to synchronize with the Back Office (Server) for the first time. This can take up to 30 minutes depending on the size of the database (see Figure C below).
  8. Once the synchronization is complete, you will automatically be forwarded to a login screen (see Figure D below) (if enabled), or directly into the Point Of Sale.
  9. The installation process is complete.
Figure A

Enter SQL database information, and provide Terminal ID.

Figure B

Enter your eQuate Back Office (Server) SQL credentials.

Figure C

Synchronization may take up to 30 minutes, depending how large your database is.

Figure D

Once the synchronization is complete, you will see a login screen (default).