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The LAPP stack is an open source web platform that can be used to run dynamic web sites and servers. It is considered by many to be a powerful alternative to the more popular LAMP stack and includes Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL (instead of MySQL) and PHP, Python and Perl.
- Base Operating System: Debian GNU.
- Secure and easy to maintain: Auto-updated daily with latest Debian security patches. Optional monitoring and email notification of system alerts.
- 1-click backup and restore: smart backup and data migration software saves changes to files, databases and package management to encrypted storage which a system can be automatically restored from.
- Dynamic DNS: Associates your IP with a custom domain.
- Logical Volume Management: Instead of installing to a fixed size partition, a Logical Volume is first created by default, and this may later be expanded, even across multiple physical devices.
- AJAX web shell (Web CLI): secure command line access from any web browser.
- Web management interface (WebUI) (Webmin):
- Listens on port 12321 (uses SSL).
- Modern responsive theme: 'Authentic'.
- Network modules:
- Firewall configuration (with example configuration).
- Network configuration.
- System modules:
- Backup and migration (TKLBAM).
- Configure time, date and timezone.
- Configure users and groups.
- Manage software packages.
- Change passwords.
- System logs.
- Tool modules:
- Text editor.
- Shell commands (note not proper interactive shell).
- Simple file upload/download.
- File manager (HTML5).
- Custom commands.
- Hardware modules:
- Partitions on local disks.
- Logical volume management.
- Simple configuration console (cli):
- Displays basic usage information.
- Configure networking.
- Let's Encrypt SSL/TLS certificates.
- Mail SMTP relay setup.
- Proxy settings.
- Region and timezone.
- Other global system settings.
- First boot initialization:
- Prompt user for passwords.
- Regenerates SSL and SSH cryptographic keys.
- Installs latest security updates, unless user chooses to defer this for later.
- Command line power tools
- Smart, programmable bash shell completion: helps you get more done with fewer keystrokes.
- Support for $HOME/.bashrc.d shell hooks
- Persistent environment variables (see $HOME/.bashrc.d/penv):
penv-set pydoc /usr/share/doc/python2.7/html exit # later... cd $pydoc
- Automatic time synchronization with NTP
- SSL support out of the box.
- PHP, Python and Perl support for Apache2 and PostgreSQL.
- PHPPgAdmin administration frontend for PostgreSQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
- Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP and PostgreSQL.
- PostgreSQL listening on localhost (security)
- PostgreSQL password encryption enabled by default (security).
- The postgres user is trusted when connecting over local unix sockets (convenience).
A separate appliance is available for the LAMP stack (featuring MySQL instead of PostgreSQL).
- Webmin, SSH: username root
- PostgreSQL, phpPgAdmin: username postgres