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Configurating Gigantics

Go to localhost:5000 to start server configuration.

Admin user

Before starting the installation you will be registrered in as the instance administrator. only you will have access to the Global Settings control panel accessible from the user menu. No other user will have permission to change the global parameters of the application.

Quick Setup

Server settings

Set up your server parameters, all of these parameters can be modified later in Global Settings. The admin email will be where the emails related to the performance of the tool will be sent.


Be careful and make sure that the parameters are correct for access to Gigantics.

Connection to MongoDB

Internally, Gigantics uses MongoDB as a database to store the information. If you don't have Mongo installed you can follow the official guide from here ↗.

Mongo can be in the same instance as the server or in a different one. Here you can configure the location of the Mongo server and access to it. Be sure to enter the data correctly before save the connection.


Before continuing, use the Test button to check connection with Mongo is correct.

Advanced setup

By selecting this option you will have access to a more advanced configuration. The steps for this configuration are:


As in Quick setup, you will be able to configure the host, port and base url. In addition, you can enable Nginx by adding specifications such as HTTP to HTTP redirection or certificate path.

In this step you can also configure the parameters to set up the email server, email port, the admin email from which notifications system will be sent and the SMTP authentication.


You can configure everything about the Mongo database where the application data is stored from here.

As you know, Gigantics works on Mongodb which is usually installed on the same instance as Gigantics. However, you can change these parameters to have the database in a different instance.

Here there are also other more advanced parameters in case the connection to MongoDB requires authentication or SSL certification to access it.


In directories you can change the paths where logs, backups or temporary files are stored.


Show a summary of all the settings you have made.

Make sure everything is correct before you Confirm. Remember that, as a privileged user, you can change any parameter from the Global settings option in the user menu.

Once the configuration is complete, a file will be generated in the config/ folder where you can make changes. You can also generate new configuration files to create different environments.