CentOS 8

This steps explain how to install Erxes on CentOS 8.

Installing erxes on CentOS 8

To have erxes up and running quickly, you can follow the following steps.

  1. Provision a new server running CentOS 8.

  2. Log in to your new server as root account and run the following command.

    bash -c "$(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/erxes/erxes/develop/scripts/install/centos8.sh)"

    Note: you will be asked to provide a domain for nginx server to set up config for erxes

  3. Log in to your domain DNS and create A record based on your new server IP.

Create an admin user

Switch to user erxes and run the following commands based on your needs.

su erxes
cd ~/erxes-api
  • API_MONGO_URL - copy and paste the value of the MONGO_URL env var of erxes-api in the /home/erxes/ecosystem.json

The following will create an admin user [email protected] with a random password. The password will be printed into your terminal.

yarn initProject

Load initial data

The below command will create initial permission groups, permissions, growth hack templates, email templates and some sample data and reset the admin password and it will be printed into terminal.

yarn loadInitialData

If do not want to load sample data then you can run following command just to load permissions.

yarn loadPermission

Now you have erxes up and running!

SSL integration

The following is the demonstration of how to secure your nginx by installing letsencrypt.

Note: it is up to you if you wish to use different SSL provider.

  1. Log in to your server as root via ssh and run the following commands.
curl -O https://dl.eff.org/certbot-auto
mv certbot-auto /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto
chmod 0755 /usr/local/bin/certbot-auto
/usr/local/bin/certbot-auto --nginx

/usr/local/bin/certbot-auto --nginx command will install multiple Python packages that are required by certbot and prompt you to answer some questions. Please follow the interactive prompt.

  1. Log in to your server as erxes via ssh or switch to erxes from root user.
    Edit erxes/build/js/env.js file where env vars for frontend app are stored. The content of the file should be as follows:
window.env = {
PORT: 3000,
NODE_ENV: "production",
REACT_APP_API_URL: "https://your_domain/api",
REACT_APP_API_SUBSCRIPTION_URL: "wss://your_domain/api/subscriptions",
REACT_APP_CDN_HOST: "https://your_domain/widgets",
  1. Update all env vars with HTTPS url in the ecosystem.json file.
  2. Finally, you need to restart pm2 erxes processes by running the following command:
pm2 restart ecosystem.json

If you need more information about pm2, please go to official documentation here.

Last updated on by Batnasan Byambasuren