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.
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
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
# 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
;) 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
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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