Debian

LNMP stack for Drupal 8

In my previous post i mentioned taking notes on how I'm building my new LNMP stack to support my Drupal 8 sites.  Below are those notes. I noted the commands used as well as a few links to get more info for some of the functionality.  

# After installing Debian 8.3
# Update Repository
apt-get update

# install Nginx & Mariadb
apt-get install nginx mariadb-server mariadb-client 

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# Edit Source list for php7 repositories
#    http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/252671/installing-php7-0-from-si...

Head is spinning

Yes, I know it's been a while.  I can now say I'm a professional Drupaler now.  I'm working with a guy I met at the Fox Valley Meetup.  I'm doing a lot of PC/Server?Networking for him as well as some Drupal so I am now paid to do Drupal.  He also has several Web Based Services that he offers through his business so I am also dusting off the limited experience I have had with PHP to start cleaning up some of the code he has written in preparation to rewrite some of it.

Productive couple of months

I have been a bit distracted the last couple of months.  As they say, "time flies when you're having fun," and that has been the case for me.  I have been to busy with things to remember to come back here and write about my experiences.  I have had the distiction of starting my first colaborative Drupal project during the last month and a half.  I have been teamed with another developer on a simple Drupal site, not very complicated, and not very lucrative financially, but it's value is more with training and learning to use some of the tools Drupalers use for projects, collaboration and site version control.  This is something that has not been covered in my limited Drupal experience.
 
These tools are such things as 

I've been down but I'm not out

Time flies when I am pulling out my hair.  I have been through so many things, much to many to have kept track here.  

What have I done over the last 4 months?

  1. I rebuilt my VM, upgrading to a newer version of Debian LINUX
  2. I rebuilt my web server implimenting Nginx, Mariadb, php, and Drupal.
  3. Survived a major security breach in Drupal v7.33
  4. Transitioned all my Drupal sites to the new web server (so eveything is in one place now).
  5. I have just completed upgrading a friend's e-store from Zencart to Drupal Commerse Kickstart 2.

It's been a month...

Time flies when you have to rebuild your web server at least 10 times...

The last month took forever in one regard, and in another it went by fast.  I was running Ubuntu 12.04 and that came up on EOL (End of Life) the first week of August and in reading about the upgrade I decided NOT to upgrade to the next level of Ubuntu (was reading something about them not using a LTS (Long Term Support) release for their kernel so I decided to move away from that).