Installing and configuring a Linux server can be challenging. PBase-Foundation is a set of configurable RPM installers that provide a foundation for servers and desktops that work consistently across several versions of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system family such as CentOS and AlmaLinux. (Referred to generally as "EL" for Enterprise Linux.) Several application stack installers are provided using these RPM components.
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Here's how to stand up a WordPress instance on an Apache server with a MySQL database.
echo "" > /root/DEFAULT_SUB_DOMAIN.txtecho "firstname.lastname@example.org" > /root/DEFAULT_EMAIL_ADDRESS.txtyum -y install https://pbase-foundation.com/pbase-repo.rpmyum -y install pbase-preconfig-mysql-wordpressyum -y install pbase-wordpress-allinoneyum -y install pbase-lets-encrypt
Additionally, you may want to lock down SSH access and enable the firewall.
yum -y install pbase-ssh-fail2banyum -y install pbase-firewall-enable
The goal of the PBase project is to provide base RPM packages for use as starting points for products. A product-base or "pbase" for short.
Many of the PBase RPMs are configurable with "preconfig" JSON files that override the default settings. This enables entire application stacks to be configured and installed with ease.
Requires a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (EL) compatible operating system such as:
- Red Hat EL 7 or 8
- AlmaLinux 8
- Rocky Linux 8
- CentOS 7 or 8
- Oracle Linux 8
- Amazon Linux 2 AMI
- Fedora 3x (tested on Fedora versions 32 through 34 for most RPM components)
yum install commands must be run as root user, or using sudo.
If your server has its domain name registered in DNS our RPMs can generate a valid HTTPS certificate with Let's Encrypt. Several of the application stacks assume a valid DNS is ready and will do just that.
Check hostname AND domain name:
Make sure the target server's
hostname command returns the fully qualified hostname.
If needed, change it with the hostnamectl command, substituting your correct value:
hostnamectl set-hostname myhost1.myrealdomainname.net
Also be sure the target server's
hostname -d command returns the correct domainname.
Check /etc/hosts file:
Be sure the target server's
/etc/hosts file is correct.