AWS Lightsail LAMP with Dolibarr

    • Here a link to the quick study guide on how to get LAMP running on AWS Lightsail
    • Log into AWS management console
    • Go to Lightsail
    • Choose to launch Linux with LAMP
    • Obtain a new private key.  It needs to be converted from .pem into .ppk (Putty private key) format if you are going to connect to the process via ssh through Putty.
    • After the process is running, connect via ssh.
    • in home directory, cat either bitnami_application_password or bitnami_credentials.  This password is good for all the LAMP applications.
    • The user name is listed on the AWS Lightsail console, click on the name of the running process then scroll down.
    • Download Dolibarr ERP CRM from HERE.  Since we are running Linux on AWS, I choose the .tgz format
    • Upload the source code to the Lightsail LAMP instance.  I used SFTP in Filezilla.  See instructions HERE.
    • Connect an ssh shell to the Lightsail LAMP instance.  There’s a big button for SSH connecting in the AWS Lightsail console.   Or, you can use Putty.
    • Extract the Dolibarr file by the following command:
      tar xvzp compressed_dolibarr_files.tgz
    • Determine if you are running MYSQL or MariaDB by going to directory /opt/bitnami to see which one was installed.
    • From browser, run dolibarr(version)/install/index.php.  Follow instructions.  I had to manually create a file and a directory in the process and grant the proper permission for dolibarr to use them.  I think the install script didn’t have the right permission to create/write certain files and directories.
    • After the process, you can access the created tables via phpMyAdmin.  The instructions are HERE
    • Note:  You can not run a localhost/phpmyadmin and at the same time.  The later one will fail to connect.