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  1. Joho1

    Joho1 Thread Starter

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    I have installed Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 64bit on a AMD Atholon ™ IIX4 630 Processor X4 computer with 3.6 GB Memory and a 2.0TB hard drive. I also installed a Bitnami-SuiteCRM Stack consisting of SuiteCRM 7.1.5, Apache 2.4.10, mySQL 5.5.40, php 5.4.36, & phpMyAdmin4.3. I am a Linux beginner. I want to use this computer as a server from other networked computers. One being Windows 7, two others being Windows 8, and two Macs. The Macs are not that important to me at this time.

    The SuiteCRM application was installed and is working fine. SuiteCRM is a leg of SugarCRM. I can access this application from the server. How do I set up access to this application from the Windows computers?

    Bitnami installed this application in /home/user/suitecrm-7.1.5.0. At the server the address for this application is http://locslhost:8080?suitecrm/index.php?action+Login&module-Users. The read me file states that I should be able to access the application at http://127.0.0.1/suitecrm/ from a Windows computer, but this does not work. Do I need to install Samba to do this? I tried to run Samba, but it doesn't install.

    I would also like to install a second and possible a third instance of SuiteCRM on this same server to test newer releases and customizations of the SuiteCRM applications before making changes to the main working application. I have no idea of how I would accomplish this?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Find out the ip address of your server. Use the command ifconfig to list out the ip address.

    Then on the Windows machine browser, on the address line, type in http://<IpOfServer>:8080/?suitecrm/index.php?action+Login&module-Users
     
  3. Joho1

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    Thank you - This has worked! I am a student and just starting to learn Linux. I had tried a lot of different things that others had told me including turning on ufw and allowing port 80. Can you briefly explain to me why this worked?

    Can you assist me with my second question? From the read me file I think I can just run the Bitnami stack again to install a second and third instance. Will the setup prompt me to chose a new file to install the software and a different port number? What port numbers are good to use for 2nd and 3rd instances?
     
  4. lunarlander

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    The address field of the browser accepts ip addresses as well as domain names. So an ip address like 192.168.1.3 will work. Also a domain name like "www.google.com" will work also. The part after the ip/domain-name is the optional port number. In your case it is :8080. If this is not specified, the browser will use port 80, which is the standard port number for web servers. The special name "localhost" means the same thing as 127.0.0.1, which is the self address of every machine.

    The default directory where web pages go is /var/www/html . If you want to install a second copy of your server application, then it needs to be installed into some other directory, like /var/www/html/test (only a suggestion). There may be other directories used by the application - so make sure you install it in a different directory so that it doesn't overwrite your main server's files and configurations files.

    Then you have to configure Apache to listen on other ports. (Your main application listens on port 8080) I believe you have to set up the VirtualHost directive in the http.conf configuration file. See here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#virtualhost
     
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