ERPNext is simple and intuitive open-source ERP platform that supports manufacturing, distribution, retail, trading, services, education, non profits and other sectors…. It also includes human resources and accounting components to help manage the business employees and finances….
ERPNext is probably the best open source ERP management software to run your company…. used by thousands of businesses worldwide to manage their ERP processes…
ERPNext is a good place to start when you’re looking for a enterprise resource planning… this open source ERP software is built with open source tools and offer features that help you run your business and collaborate with your customers ane employees…
ERPNext is designed for ease of use to allow enterprises and business owners to collaborate and automate engaging experiences with customers through out the entire process…
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install ERPNext on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 LTS…..
To install ERPNext, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Install ERPNext Requirements
To install ERPNext, you’ll have to install some python and other packages… as prerequisites… To get these packages installed on Ubuntu, please run the commands below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install libffi-dev python-pip python-dev libssl-dev wkhtmltopdf curl git
Step 2: Install Node Js and Redis
You’ll also need to install these two packages as well… Node js and Redis.. To install them, run the commands below:
sudo curl --silent --location https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo bash - sudo apt-get install gcc g++ make sudo apt-get install -y nodejs redis-server sudo npm install -g yarn
Step 3: Install Nginx / MariaDB
You’ll also need Nginx and and database server… MariaDB is great open source database you can use with this setup…
To install Nginx HTTP on Ubuntu server, run the commands below…
sudo apt install nginx
After installing Nginx, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Nginx service to always start up with the server boots.
sudo systemctl stop nginx.service sudo systemctl start nginx.service sudo systemctl enable nginx.service
To install MariaDB run the commands below…
sudo apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client
After installing MariaDB, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable MariaDB service to always start up when the server boots..
Run these on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
sudo systemctl stop mysql.service sudo systemctl start mysql.service sudo systemctl enable mysql.service
Run these on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 LTS
sudo systemctl stop mariadb.service sudo systemctl start mariadb.service sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service
After that, run the commands below to secure MariaDB server by creating a root password and disallowing remote root access.
When prompted, answer the questions below by following the guide.
- Enter current password for root (enter for none): Just press the Enter
- Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
- New password: Enter password
- Re-enter new password: Repeat password
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y
Next, open MariaDB config file and make the highlighted changes below… then save the file..
sudo nano /etc/mysql/mariadb.conf.d/50-server.cnf
On Ubuntu 16.04:
sudo nano /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Add the lines in the file and save…
# this is only for the mysqld standalone daemon
# # * Basic Settings # user = mysql pid-file = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid socket = /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock port = 3306 basedir = /usr datadir = /var/lib/mysql tmpdir = /tmp lc-messages-dir = /usr/share/mysql skip-external-locking innodb-file-format=barracuda innodb-file-per-table=1 innodb-large-prefix=1 character-set-client-handshake = FALSE character-set-server = utf8mb4 collation-server = utf8mb4_unicode_ci
default-character-set = utf8mb4
Now that MariaDB is installed and configure, run the commands below to create a new blank database for ERPNext….
To logon to MariaDB database server, run the commands below.
sudo mysql -u root -p
Then create a database called erpnext
CREATE DATABASE erpnext;
Create a database user called erpnextuser with new password
CREATE USER 'erpnextuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
Then grant the user full access to the database.
GRANT ALL ON erpnext.* TO 'erpnextuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Finally, save your changes and exit.
FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
Step 4: Install / Configure ERPNext
At this time, your system is ready for ERPNext… First create a new system user called erpnextuser…. the create a password and add the user to the sudo group….
sudo useradd -m -s /bin/bash erpnextuser sudo passwd erpnextuser sudo usermod -aG sudo erpnextuser
After that, create a directory in /opt called erpnext…
sudo mkdir -p /opt/erpnext sudo chown -R erpnextuser /opt/erpnext/
Then change into the directory and install ERPNext…
su - erpnextuser cd /opt/erpnext git clone https://github.com/frappe/bench bench-repo sudo pip install -e bench-repo bench init erpnext && cd erpnext
Finally, create a new site for example.com domain…
bench new-site example.com bench start
Step 3: Accessing ERPNext Portal
Now that ERPNext and PostgreSQL are installed, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address followed by 8000
You should then see ERPNext setup page… Follow the wizard and install ERPNext…
After that you’re all set!
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