Installing PM Software Stack

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Installation of PM Software Stack is very easy and self-explanatory with basic linux server administration skills. The complete procedure takes 15 to 30mins depending on the type of server, most of this time is spent by apt installing new packages and compiling required software from source.

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Requirements

  • Freshly installed dedicated server/VPS with Debian 8.0
  • root access to the server
  • DNS setup for FQDN in one form or another (this is usually provided by your Datacenter, so you don't need your own domain)

Note: Quota may or may not work with OpenVZ. At the very least do not alter default quota (inc. do not compile quota from source) in a OpenVZ virtual machine.

Quick installation

wget http://pulsedmedia.com/remote/install.sh
bash install.sh
reboot

Reply to questions, and setup quota as requested (if needed).

Quota setup

Copy & paste last line of the fstab line without # character to the according device options, ie.:

/dev/md4        /home   ext4    defaults,noatime,usrjquota=aquota.user,grpjquota=aquota.group,jqfmt=vfsv1       1       2

If you are unsure if it is working properly run /scripts/util/quotaFix.php

Hostname

When the installation scripts open the file for hostname make certain it is the servers FQDN. You can even leave it as is, as now you can also access user accounts via any hostname/ip it responds to in the format of uri/user-#USERNAME#/

Failure for FQDN resolution means that ProFTPd will not function properly, all other functions should work as normal.

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