How to build a LEMP/Drupal Server VM in cloud

How to build a LEMP/Drupal Server VM in cloud

Submitted by Jitesh Doshi on Sat, 05/09/2015 - 01:21
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This video shows how to build LEMP (Linux+Nginx+MySQL+PHP) server VM in the cloud and run a Drupal site on it. The notes for the video are below. Use them along with watching the video.

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Please note that the following ARE NOT exact instructions. They are just notes that make sense only with the video.

  1. Update & Upgrade packages:
    apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
  2. Install essential software:
    apt-get -y install vim curl unzip ntp sudo debconf dialog
  3. Install nginx:
    apt-get -y install nginx
  4. Basic server config file:
    server {
      listen 80;
      server_name yourhostname;
      root /home/username/dev/web;
    }
  5. Install php etc:
    apt-get -y install php5-fpm php-pear php5-gd php5-mysql php5-curl
  6. Install mysql:
    apt-get -y install mysql-server
  7. Generate a fairly random password:
    openssl rand 16 -hex
  8. Create regular non-root user:
    useradd username --create-home --shell /bin/bash --group adm -G sudo,adm,www-data
  9. Append to /etc/sudoers.d/custom:
    # Allow members of group sudo to execute any command (without password)
    %sudo   ALL=(ALL:ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
  10. Install drush:
    pear channel-discover pear.drush.org
    pear install drush/drush
    drush status
  11. Download Drupal:
    drush dl drupal-7
  12. Site directory changes:
    mkdir files
    cp default.settings.php settings.php
    chgrp www-data files settings.php
    chmod g+s files
    mkdir -p modules/contrib modules/custom modules/features themes libraries scripts
  13.  

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