LAPP - Web Stack (PostgreSQL)


 

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LAPP stack

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.

 

LAPP stack

 

Core Features:

  • 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

 

webmin

 

Distribution Features:

  • 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).

Credentials (passwords set at first boot):
  • Webmin, SSH: username root
  • PostgreSQL, phpPgAdmin: username postgres
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