How to Install Odoo 11 on Debian 9 with Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

how to install odoo 11 on debian 9 with nginx as a reverse proxy

If you want to install Odoo 11 on Debian 9 then this tutorial will be very helpful, giving you guidelines, step by step. Another thing that we will do is installing the Nginx web server and also configure it as a reverse proxy. Odoo, or as we know it from before OpenERP, is a simple and intuitive suite of open-source enterprise management applications like Website Builder, CRM, Marketing, Human Resources, eCommerce, Manufacturing, Project, and installing odoo 11 erp on debian 9 nginxWarehouse Management, Accounting, and so on. More than 3.7 million people use it, both in startup and large companies, making this type of software one of the most popular in the world. You can find Odoo in two editions, the free Community edition and Enterprise edition. We have chosen to install and use the Community edition of Odoo.


Debian 9 VPS. We will use one of our SSD 2 VPS hosting plans.
– SSH access with root privileges
– PostgreSQL server
– Python version 3
– Nginx webserver

Login via SSH and update the system

You can log in to your Debian 9 VPS with SSH as user root

ssh root@IP_Address -p Port_number

When you are already logged in you need to run this next command in order to update the installed packages to their latest version that it is available.

apt update && apt upgrade

In case this has not been done already, you could enable automatic updates on your Debian 9 VPS.

Install PostgreSQL server

If you want to store Odoo information you will need a PostgreSQL database, and the PostgreSQL server has to be installed. One very simple way to install PostgreSQL is using the following command:

apt install -y postgresql

Once the installation is finished, you need to enable the PostgreSQL server to start automatically upon server reboot:

systemctl enable postgresql

Add repository and install Odoo 11

You will not be able to find Odoo 11 in the official Debian 9 repository, so if you want to install it we will have to add the Odoo repository to the server. That can be done through the following commands

wget -O - | apt-key add -
echo "deb ./" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/odoo.list

Now the local package database needs to be updated

apt update

and use the apt package manager in order to install Odoo

apt -y install odoo

This command will help you install Odoo, Python 3, and all needed Python modules, create PostgreSQL users and start the Odoo instance. When the installation is completed, you will be able to check the Odoo service status:

systemctl status odoo


● odoo.service - Odoo Open Source ERP and CRM
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/odoo.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
   Active: active (running)
 Main PID: 9574 (odoo)
   CGroup: /system.slice/odoo.service
           └─9574 /usr/bin/python3 /usr/bin/odoo --config /etc/odoo/odoo.conf --logfile /var/log/odoo/odoo-server.log

Once the installation is finished, do not forget to edit the configuration file of Odoo and also to set the master admin password.

nano /etc/odoo/odoo.conf

You need to uncomment the ‘admin_password’ line, then to set a password as it is given below

admin_passwd = MASTER_PASSWORD

where MASTER_PASSWORD is a strong password.

In order for the changes to take effect, you have to restart the Odoo instance

systemctl restart odoo

By this step, you should be able to access Odoo using your server’s IP address. Open the web browser of your choice and navigate to http://IP_Address:8069

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Install Nginx web server and configure a reverse proxy

If you want to be able to access Odoo with a domain name, you should not type the IP address and the port number, all you need is a web server. In this tutorial, we choose to install and use Nginx. If you want to install it run the command below

apt -y install nginx

and of course do not forget to enable it to start on server boot

systemctl enable nginx

You should also create an Nginx server block for the domain name you will use for accessing Odoo. For instance, we chose

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nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/

pstream oddo {

server {
    listen      80 default;

    access_log  /var/log/nginx/;
    error_log   /var/log/nginx/;

    proxy_buffers 16 64k;
    proxy_buffer_size 128k;

    location / {
        proxy_pass  http://oddo;
        proxy_next_upstream error timeout invalid_header http_500 http_502 http_503 http_504;
        proxy_redirect off;

        proxy_set_header    Host            $host;
        proxy_set_header    X-Real-IP       $remote_addr;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header    X-Forwarded-Proto https;

    location ~* /web/static/ {
        proxy_cache_valid 200 60m;
        proxy_buffering on;
        expires 864000;
        proxy_pass http://oddo;

Save the file and create a symbolic link to activate the Nginx block

ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/ /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

once again, if you want the changes to take effect you need to restart the webserver

systemctl restart nginx

managed odoo erp support on debian 9That is it. If you followed this tutorial step by step, you have installed Odoo 11 successfully and configure Nginx as a reverse proxy. At this point, you need to be able to access Odoo with your domain name and to create your first Odoo database using the previously set master password, and start working on your project.

If you need more information about Odoo 11, its features, and configuration, please check their official documentation.

Of course, you don’t have to know how to install Odoo 11 on Debian 9 with Nginx as a Reverse Proxy if you have an Odoo VPS Hosting with us. You can simply ask our administrators to install Odoo 11 on Debian 9 for you. They’re available 24/7 and will be able to help you with the installation of Odoo 11 on Debian 9.

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