When ERPNext is installed in development mode, you will have to restart the instance with the bench start command every time you want to access it. You can however start your instance when the server boots by setting up your instance for production.
In this article, I will show you a simple way to move your instance from development mode to production mode.
We will be using Supervisor to manage to manage the ERPNext process and Nginx as a reverse proxy to access the ERPNext process without using port 8000.
There are two ways this can be done. I will start with the simple and straightforward one.
Run the below commands from your bench directory:
sudo bench setup production [BENCH USER]
sudo supervisorctl restart all
If you are successful, your instance should be in production mode.
If this didn’t work for you, follow the following steps:
First, change the user to your bench user and install Supervisor and Nginx with the following command:
su - erpnext sudo apt-get -y install supervisor nginx
Next, install the frappe-bench add-on with the following command:
sudo pip3 install frappe-bench
Next, run the following command to configure ERPNext for a production environment:
sudo /home/erpnext/.local/bin/bench setup production erpnext
You should see the following output:
Site erpnext.example.com assigned port: 80 $ sudo /usr/bin/supervisorctl reread erpnext-redis: available erpnext-web: available erpnext-workers: available $ sudo /usr/bin/supervisorctl update erpnext-redis: added process group erpnext-web: added process group erpnext-workers: added process group nginx: the configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf syntax is ok nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test is successful $ sudo systemctl reload nginx
At this point, ERPNext is installed and configured to run on port 80. Now, open your web browser and type in Your URL without the port.