The first beta version of our upcoming test management software TestRail is now available! You can apply to participate in the private beta test as of today, and we will approve applications in a timely fashion (i.e. if you apply today, we will make sure that you get your download link in a few hours). We believe that the first beta is already quite stable and usable, so you hopefully won’t have to deal with a lot of obvious issues, but the usual caveats regarding beta versions apply.
So what do you need to install and run TestRail? As TestRail is a web application based on PHP, you will need a standard server system (most Unix/Linux systems will do, or Windows Server 2003 / 2008), a database (TestRail supports MySQL and MS SQL Server) and of course a web server (Apache or IIS). We recommend setting up a virtual machine with Windows Server or a Linux system such as Ubuntu if you don’t already have a spare server for testing (a desktop OS will also do for testing purposes). You can learn more about TestRail’s requirements and on how to install the product in the TestRail Admin Manual.
Releasing a new software product is always a bit scary and definitely exciting, even if it’s just a beta version for now. So we are really looking forward to your feedback and are curious to find out what you think. Feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions or directly apply to download and install TestRail here: