How to install Sylius on Debian 8

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install Sylius on Debian 8 with MariaDB, PHP-FPM, and Nginx. Sylius is a modern e-commerce application built on top of Symfony 2. This tutorial should work on other Linux based systems, just as well, but was tested and written for Debian 8. Log in to your VPS via SSH

                      ssh [email protected]
                    

Update the system and install the required packages

                      [furious]$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
[furious]$ sudo apt-get install curl
                    

Install MariaDB 10.0

To install the latest version of MariaDB 10, run the following commands:

                      [furious]$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.
                      
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[furious]$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://mirror.jmu.edu/pub/mariadb/repo/10.0/debian jessie main'
[furious]$ sudo apt-get update
[furious]$ sudo apt-get install -y mariadb-server
                    

When the installation is complete, run the following command to ensure the installation:

                      [furious]$ mysql_secure_installation
                    

Next, we need to create a database for our Sylius installation.

                      [furious]$ mysql -uroot -p
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE syliusdb;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON syliusdb.* TO 'syliusdbuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'syliusdbuserpasswd';
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> q
                    

Installing Nginx

The latest version of Nginx, version 1.8, is not available through the default Debian repository, so we will add the Dotdeb repository. Open the /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following lines:

                      [furious]$ sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list
                    

                      deb https://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all
deb-src https://packages.dotdeb.org jessie all
                    

Get and install the GnuPG key:

                      [furious]$ curl -sS https://www.dotdeb.org/dotdeb.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
                    

System update and Nginx installation:

                      [furious]$ sudo apt-get update
[furious]$ sudo apt-get -y install nginx
                    

Install PHP and required PHP modules

To install the latest stable PHP version 5.6 and all related modules, run the following command:

                      [furious]$ sudo apt-get -y install php5-fpm php5-cli php5-gd php5-mysqlnd php5-curl php5-intl
                    

Install Composer

Composer is a dependency manager for PHP with which you can install packages. Composer will pull in all the libraries you need for your project.

                      [furious]$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
[furious]$ sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
                    

Install Sylius

                      [furious]$ cd ~/
[furious]$ composer create-project sylius/sylius:v0.14.0
                    

                      [furious]$ cd sylius
[furious]$ php app/console sylius:install --env prod
                    

The script will ask you a few questions:

                      Creating the "app/config/parameters.yml" file
Some parameters are missing. Please provide them.
sylius.database.driver (pdo_mysql):
sylius.database.host (127.0.0.1):
sylius.database.port (null):
sylius.database.name (sylius): syliusdb
sylius.database.path (null):
sylius.database.user (root): syliusdbuser
sylius.database.password (null): syliusdbuserpasswd
                    

                      [furious]$ cd sylius
[furious]$ php app/console sylius:install --env prod
                    

The above script will check if everything is set up, launch Sylius correctly, and ask you a few additional questions.

PHP-FPM configuration

Create a new PHP-FPM pool for your user:

                      [furious]$ cat << EOF | sudo tee /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/$(whoami).conf
[$(whoami)]
user = $(whoami)  
group = $(whoami)  
listen = /var/run/php5-fpm-$(whoami).sock  
listen.owner = $(whoami)
listen.group = $(whoami)  
listen.mode = 0666  
pm = ondemand  
pm.max_children = 5  
pm.process_idle_timeout = 10s;  
pm.max_requests = 200  
chdir = /
EOF
                    

Reload PHP-FPM:

                      [furious]$ sudo service php5-fpm restart
                    

Nginx configuration

Create a new Nginx server block with the following content:

                      [furious]$ cat << EOF | sudo tee /etc/nginx/sites-available/mySylius.ru
server {
    server_name mySylius.ru;
    listen 80;
    root $HOME/sylius/web;

    access_log /var/log/nginx/syliusru-access.log;
    error_log /var/log/nginx/syliusru-error.log;

    location / {
        try_files $uri /app.php$is_args$args;
    }

    location ~ ^/app.php(/|$) {
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php5-fpm-$(whoami).sock;
        fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+.php)(/.*)$;
        include fastcgi_params;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_intercept_errors off;
        fastcgi_buffer_size 16k;
        fastcgi_buffers 4 16k;
    }

    location ~ /.ht {
        deny all;
    }    
}
EOF
                    

Activate the server block by creating a symbolic link:

                      [furious]$ sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/mySylius.com /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/mySylius.ru
                    

Checking Nginx configuration and restarting Nginx:

                      [furious]$ sudo nginx -t
[furious]$ sudo service nginx restart
                    

That’s all. You have successfully installed Sylius on Debian 8. For more information on how to manage your Sylius installation, please visit Sylius

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