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Install Odoo 10 on CentOS 7 with Apache as a reverse proxy


Odoo (formerly known as OpenERP) is a suite of web-based enterprise management applications. It is one of the most popular and powerful Open Source ERP business software based on the Python programming language.

Odoo’s business apps are organized into 6 groups: front-end applications, sales management applications, business operations applications, marketing applications, human resources and productivity applications. They can be used as stand-alone applications and they can be integrated seamlessly so you can get a full-featured Open Source ERP.

In this tutorial, we will install the latest Odoo 10 version and configure Apache as a reverse proxy so you can access your Odoo app via a domain without typing Odoo’s port in the URL.

Requirements

For this tutorial, we will be using our SSD 1 Linux VPS hosting plan with CentOS 7 as an operating system.

Log in to your server via SSH:

# ssh root@server_ip

Before starting, enter the command below to check whether you have the proper version of CentOS installed on your machine:

# cat /etc/redhat-release

which should give you the underneath output:

CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core)

Update the system

Make sure your server is fully up to date:

# yum update

Once this is done, install the EPEL repository:

# yum install -y epel-release

Install PostgreSQL

Odoo uses PostgreSQL, therefore let’s install it along with some much-needed dependencies. Execute the below command:

# yum install postgresql-server php-pgsql php-gd fontconfig libpng libX11 libXext libXrender xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi wkhtmltopdf yum-utils

Now initialize the PostgreSQL database:

# postgresql-setup initdb

Enable PostgreSQL to start on boot and start the service using:

# systemctl enable postgresql

# systemctl start postgresql

Install Odoo 10

Add the Odoo repository:

# yum-config-manager --add-repo=https://nightly.odoo.com/10.0/nightly/rpm/odoo.repo

Update the package index and install Odoo 10:

# yum update && yum install odoo

Once the installation is completed, enable Odoo to start on boot:

# systemctl enable odoo

Start Odoo:

# systemctl start odoo

Check if Odoo is working:

# ps aux |grep odoo

Odoo’s default master password is set to ‘admin‘. Let’s change this. Open the configuration file for Odoo with your favorite text editor. We are using nano:

# nano /etc/odoo/odoo.conf

Uncomment (delete ;) the admin_passwd line and set your new master password. Be sure to use a strong password. You can generate one through the command line. Save and close the file. Restart Odoo for the changes to take effect:

# systemctl restart odoo

Configure Apache

Last but not least, you need to configure Apache as a reverse proxy to avoid using Odoo’s port in the web browser when accessing Odoo. But first things first, let’s install Apache:

# yum install httpd

Enable it to start on boot, then start Apache:

# systemctl enable httpd

# systemctl start httpd

Now, let’s do the actual reverse proxy configuration. Open a new config file for your domain:

# nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/your_domain.conf

Paste the following:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName your_domain.com
ServerAlias www.your_domain.com

ProxyRequests Off
<Proxy *>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
</Proxy>

ProxyPass / http://your_domain.com:8069/
ProxyPassReverse / http://your_domain.com:8069/
<Location />
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Location>
</VirtualHost>

Of course don’t forget to replace your_domain.com with your actual domain. Save and close the file, then restart Apache for the changes to take effect:

# service httpd restart

Congratulations, if you followed the instructions carefully, you have successfully installed Odoo 10 on your CentOS 7 VPS. You can now open your favorite web browser and navigate to your Odoo instance using the domain you configured earlier. Create your first database and start using Odoo 10.


Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Odoo VPS Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install and configure Odoo 10 for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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