Server side set up for hosting¶
The required configuration depends on your volume and your usage. As we are based on Elasticsearch and MySQL, please check their dedicated documentation to define your server size.
Should you use VCPu, keep in mind that VCPus do not provide same level of performance as real CPUs. Amazon servers, for instance, offer only 10 to 25% of performances of a real CPU.
Here is the list of system requirements that should be fulfilled to be able to install Akeneo PIM.
Akeneo PIM only works on Linux servers. The application’s behaviour has been tested on several operating systems. We cannot guarantee the behaviour of the application on servers different from:
|Debian (Linux)||≥ 10 (64 bits)|
|Ubuntu (Linux)||≥ 18.04 (64 bits)|
|CentOS / RHEL* (Linux)||≥ 7|
- RHEL stands for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Web server and configuration
We can only guarantee the behaviour on the following web server:
|Apache web server||≥ 2.4|
The web server will also need the following libraries and modules:
|mod-fastcgi||Required (no CGI nor libmod-php)|
PHP required modules and configuration
|php7.3-bcmath||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-curl||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-fpm||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-intl||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-mysql||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-xml||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-zip||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-exif||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-imagick||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-cli||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-opcache||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-zip||No specific configuration|
|php7.3-mbstring||No specific configuration|
|php-memcached||No specific configuration|
function exec() is required in order to handle data import/export, check if it hasn’t been disabled in your php.ini.
Besides these modules, the following configuration is the minimal configuration required:
- Setup CLI php.ini file
$ sudo vim /etc/php/7.3/cli/php.ini memory_limit = 1024M date.timezone = UTC
Use the time zone matching your location, for example America/Los_Angeles or Europe/Berlin. See https://www.php.net/timezones for the list of all available timezones.
- Setup FPM php.ini file
If you have several PHP versions on your server, these files can be located in
$ sudo vim /etc/php/7.3/fpm/php.ini memory_limit = 512M date.timezone = UTC
To avoid spending too much time on permission problems between the CLI user and the FPM user, a good practice is to use the same user for both of them.
This configuration is aimed to easily set up a development machine. It is absolutely not suited for a production environment.
- Get your identifiers
$ id uid=1000(my_user), gid=1000(my_group), ...
In this example, the user is my_user and the group is my_group.
- Stop FPM
$ sudo service php7.3-fpm stop
- Open the file
/etc/php/7.3/fpm/pool.d/www.confwith your favorite text editor:
$ sudo vi /etc/php/7.3/fpm/pool.d/www.conf # replace these environment variables: user = my_user group = my_group listen = /run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock listen.owner = www-data listen.group = www-data
On the default installation, FPM user and group are
listen.group must be set on the same user than your Apache server.
/run/php/php7.3-fpm.sock is the default socket path. If you changed it in
/etc/php/7.3/fpm/pool.d/www.conf, change it in the Apache virtual host too.
- Restart FPM
$ sudo service php7.3-fpm restart
|Image magick||≥ 6.8|
|MagickCore extra codecs||≥ libmagickcore-6.q16-2-extra||Image magick extra codecs to handle SVG|
|MySQL (SQL)||≥ 8.0.18|
To use this database you will also require the distribution package:
and the following PHP modules:
Please note that if you’re using a managed MySQL service (GCP, AWS, or Azure for example), make sure they provide the a MySQL version compatible with the above requirements.
Elasticsearch is bundled with its own JDK version, but if you want to use the no JDK version <https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch-no-jdk>_, please make sure to install the right JDK for Elasticsearch.
The following ports should be opened on the server host for the PIM to work properly:
|HTTP or HTTPS||80 or 443||Required|
|MySQL||unix socket or 3306 (if MySQL server on a different host)||Required|
|SSH||22||Required (for deployment)|
Files and folders access rights
Most of the application folders and files require only read access. Here is a list of folders that also need write access for the FPM user:
|var/cache||Contains application cache files|
|var/logs||Contains application log files|
|var/uploads||Contains files uploaded to the application by users or during import processes|
|web||Contains the web assets required by the application|
These permissions are the ones required by the Symfony Framework (see its official documentation for more information).
Akeneo PIM application uses an abstraction layer called Flysystem to store media and files uploaded from the application. By default, Flysystem is configured to store these files on the application server, but this configuration can easily be changed in favor of, for example, a distributed remote storage system (see Flysystem documentation for more information).
Please note that neither the Apache user or the CLI should be the root user of the system.
URL root path
We do not support Akeneo PIM in a non-root configuration. For example http://example.com/pim/ is not supported whereas http://example.com/ or http://pim.example.com/ are supported. We strongly recommend to access the PIM through a root URL. Some parts of the application may misbehave when accessed through a subpath.
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