How to setup Odoo 9 (OpenERP) on a CentOS 7 VPS

Odoo (or OpenERP) is one of the best ERP software available. Here is a detailed article on how to setup Odoo 9 on a CentOS 7 VPS server.

1. Log in to your server as root

2. Update your server's software and kernel by running
yum update

3. Install the EPEL repository and wkhtmltopdf
yum install epel-release
yum install fontconfig libpng libX11 libXext libXrender xorg-x11-fonts-Type1 xorg-x11-fonts-75dpi

4. Install PostgreSQL database and enable it to start on booting
yum install postgresql-server
postgresql-setup initdb
systemctl start postgresql
systemctl enable postgresql

5. Setup a yum repository for Odoo
nano /etc/yum.repos.d/odoo.repo

and add the following:

name=Odoo Nightly repository

6. Setup Odoo 9 and enable it to start on booting
yum install odoo
systemctl start odoo
systemctl enable odoo

7. Set an Admin Password
nano /etc/odoo/openerp-server.conf

and uncomment the following:

admin_passwd = YourStrongPassword

8. Restart Odoo. You can then accessing Odoo from http://your.ip.address:8069

systemctl restart odoo

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