Installation Guidelines: Linux (Production: Apache/MySQL)

Production Installs that are maintained by others are usually installed with Apache & MySQL.

  • Apache is a well-supported & flexible web server which can run Sahana well through mod_WSGI
  • MySQL is a well-supported database with an easy-to-use Admin UI (phpMyAdmin)

The simplest way to install is using our installation scripts.

These assume that you are installing on Debian Stable (7 'Wheezy' or 8 'Jessie' are currently supported).

  • Ubuntu will be similar, although you may need to tweak the setup (e.g. different MySQL version)
  • There are notes on installing on RedHat-based systems here, although these aren't as well-maintained: InstallationGuidelines/Linux/Server/RedHat

This is split into 2 halves, as the 1st script can create a base image which is then customised per-instance using the configure script.

Note: We currently install using the latest Trunk version there may be occasional glitches.

Before Imaging

(Note: This assumes that Apache has been installed in its default location on Debian or Ubuntu, which puts the apache2ctl, a2enmod, a2ensite, and a2dissite binaries in /usr/sbin. This will differ on other Linux distros -- see Apache distro layout for the appropriate path for these binaries on other distros.) Include(, text/plain)

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If you wish to update your site from an alternate github repo this can be done using:

Administration Guide:

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