This article provides a detailed description on how to install Odoo on your own server. Here we rely on the script that was written by VentorTech (an official Odoo partner), which we use to install Odoo for our clients. We are pleased to share the script with the whole Odoo Community. This article assumes that Odoo will be installed on the same server as the PostgreSQL database.
What is included in the script (Odoo installer):
- Checking the current Python version*
- Creating a system user Odoo (in Linux)
- Installation and configuration of the PostgreSQL database
- Installation and configuration of selected Odoo version (including Odoo Enterprise installation if you have access to it on GitHub)
- Installation and configuration of a web server (Odoo nginx or Odoo Apache 2)
- Installation of an SSL certificate, so your Odoo database can be accessed via HTTPS using your domain
- Installation and configuration of Logrotate**
*The script checks for the Python version to make sure that Odoo will be correctly installed. E.g. Odoo 14 can work on Python 3.6 and higher. If the system has an outdated Python, the script will automatically update it.
**Odoo records all logs into one file. Often it may have a huge file on your server (40Gb and more). The lack of space on the server can lead to Odoo crashes and slowing Odoo performance. So, we recommend configuring Logrotate to record logs in separate files and store a number of versions (10 or any).
This instruction assumes that you have Linux skills.
Odoo server requirements
- Dedicated or VPS server
- OS: Debian 9/10 or Ubuntu 18.04/20.04
- Open ports http (80), https (443) and ssh (22)
- Root access
- Access to DNS panel to manage your domain and assign domain name
- It is better to choose a hoster where you can expand your server quickly
- The server hardware configuration depends on your project (check Odoo system requirements here)
In this tutorial, we will install Odoo 14 Сommunity on Debian 10 with 4 core, 4 gb RAM, and 50 GB SSD. You can install Odoo on Ubuntu, but we chose Debian as a more stable, reliable, and secure system. Debian also provides a convenient platform for updating critical vulnerabilities.
“The Enterprise git repository does not contain the full Odoo source code. It is only a collection of extra add-ons. The main server code is in the Community version. Running the Enterprise version actually means running the server from the Community version with the add-ons path option set to the folder with the Enterprise version. You need to clone both the Odoo Community and Enterprise repositories to have a working Odoo Enterprise installation.”
Change DNS Record
NOTE: This step is required only if you want to install an HTTPS certificate
Specify your new domain to your requested server IP address by creating an A-record in your DNS. In the example below, we had created the “demo” name and then used the domain demo.ventor.tech.
sudo apt install git
Clone script from git:
git clone https://github.com/ventor-tech/odoo-install-script
Configuring Odoo Variables
Open conf to configure your Odoo:
After opening the file, you will see something similar to the screenshot below. Stay with us here; it’s simple 😉
You need to make some changes to fit your configuration
|OE_VERSION="14.0"||is the Odoo version to install, for example `14.0` for Odoo V14|
|OE_INSTALL_DIR="$OE_HOME/$OE_VERSION||is the path where all environments will be installed to|
|OE_REPO="$OE_INSTALL_DIR/odoo"||is the path to where Odoo will be cloned|
|INSTALL_WKHTMLTOPDF="True"||set to `False` if you do not want to install it, but if you want to install it, this should be set to `True`|
|OE_PORT="8069"||is the port where Odoo should run on, for example 8069|
|OE_NETRPC_PORT="8070"||is the port where Odoo net-rpc should run on, for example 8070|
|OE_LONGPOOL_PORT="8072"||is the port where Odoo long pool should run on, for example 8072|
|OE_WORKERS="4"||is the number of Odoo workers, for example 4|
|IS_ENTERPRISE="False"||his will install the Community version of Odoo; set this to “True” to install the Enterprise version on top of the Community version|
|NOTE!!||For Enterprise, you need to login and use your Enterprise access password!|
|OE_SUPERADMIN="9XnSidxzaAFRZP"||is the master password for this Odoo installation|
|INSTALL_PG_SERVER="True"||then only the client will be installed|
|OE_DB_HOST="localhost"||this is the path to install PG|
|OE_DB_PORT="5432"||is the port where PG should run on, for example 5432|
|OE_DB_USER="odoo"||is the DB user for Odoo|
|OE_DB_PASSWORD="x98pLem63tAHQf"||is the password of postgres user|
|PG_VERSION=12||select PG version, for example 12|
|WEB_SERVER="nginx"||or "apache2" to select the web server|
|HTTP_PROTOCOL="https"||indicates which protocol is needed|
|HTTPS_PORT="443"||is the port where HTTPS should run on, for example 443|
|INSTALL_CERTIFICATE="True"||if we need to install the certificate (this also increases Odoo security, as all Internet browsers require an SSL certificate)|
|PUBLIC_IP="X.XXX.XX.153"||to set the public IP address your server|
|DOMAIN_NAME="demo.yourdomain.com"||this is the DNS at which you configured for server|
|DOMAIN_ALIASES=()||e.g., "www.demo.ventortech.com" "zzz.demo.ventortech.com"|
|LE_EMAIL="email@example.com"||allows email notification about the certificate|
|LE_CRON_SCRIPT="/etc/cron.daily/certbot-renew"||is the script to renew the certificate
Make the script executable:
Sudo chmod +x run.sh
Execute the script:
After installation, you should see a successful script end.
Commands to manage the Odoo service
systemctl status odoo-14.0 – Status of Odoo service
systemctl start odoo-14.0 – Start Odoo service
systemctl stop odoo-14.0 – Stop Odoo service
systemctl restart odoo-14.0 – Restart Odoo service
Let’s check; go to your domain:
And now you can create the first database in Odoo.
Input all needed data and create a database.
In the end, you will see this screen. Now install any Odoo apps as you wish.
Bingo! You are done with the Odoo installation using the Odoo install script.
Useful Odoo apps you will likely use:
– Odoo Direct Print PRO – allows printing of any Odoo report or shipping labels directly and without downloading PDF or ZPL.
– Picking and Reservation Strategy – allows changing reservation priority and making reservations the way that you want; also allows you to create optimal picking routes in Odoo Inventory.
Useful links (Odoo tutorials):
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