This guide is based on https://github.com/frappe/bench, and is tested a couple of times against ubuntu 14.04/64.
- Login as root with ssh.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade dpkg-reconfigure tzdata apt-get install nano
- Add a user (erpnext for our example).
Store password in a safe place for later use.
visudo(to grant erpnext user sudo privileges, by copying root record)
A nice article on user management: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-and-delete-users-on-an-ubuntu-14-04-vps
- Login as erpnext.
- Download script at home dir and execute it.
sudo python install.py --production --user erpnext
You will prompted for mysql and admin passwords.
Store both passwords in a safe place for later use.
The script is going to take some moments to complete depending on hardware, let’s say 5 or 10 minutes.
- Restart web server,
sudo service nginx restart.
- Fire up your browser and point to your server’s IP (or hostname). If everything goes well you will see eprnext login screen. Use your stored admin pass to access web app. Eventually a nice setup wizard will show up at your browser.
You’re amost done. To increase security you should install ssl. We’ll use let’s encrypt for our example.
- Important! Assuming your domain is example.com:
mv sites/site1.local sites/example.com
Don’t forget commas separating json records.
- Enable dns multitenancy:
bench config dns_multitenant on
- Regenerate nginx config:
bench setup nginx
- Reload nginx:
sudo service nginx reload
- Configure let’s encrypt:
sudo -H bench setup lets-encrypt example.com
If errors occur, recheck all your steps. If https/ssl still fails, try the manual method below.
sudo service nginx stop
./opt/certbot-auto certonly --standalone
- Add two lines, beware of the commas separating json records!
"ssl_certificate": "/etc/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem",, save and exit nano
bench setup nginx, to regenerate cofig files.
sudo service nginx restart
Now, you should be ok with letsencrypt cert. Letsencrypt certificate expires every three months, so you’d better set up a cronjob that automatically renew certificate. It should be as easy as adding a crontab entry.
- Add this:
# renew letsencrypt certificates on 1st monday of every month and get an email if it gets executed
0 0 1-7 * * [ "$(date '+\%a')" = "Mon" ] && sudo service nginx stop && /opt/certbot-auto renew && sudo service nginx start
Official frappe documentation provides an article for https/ssl:
If you want to install a second site on the same server see this: