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Installing Varnish

Installing Varnish to increase the speed of the page load.

Install varnish using the command below

yum install varnish

Your response should look something like

How To Install Apache Solr 8.11 on CentOS/RHEL 7

Looking to install Solr on your server?  Not sure if it worth the effort?  Well, Apache Solr is the open-source, popular, super fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project.  Written in Java, Solr is highly scalable, providing fault-tolerant distributed search and indexing.

Let's walk through the steps I went through to install Solr on Centos 7.


Step 1: Java

Check if Java is installed on your server:

Installing Laravel on Apache

Installing Laravel on an Apache server was going to be a no fuss process said no developer!  Research done.  Documentation looks good and easy to follow.  Time to load Laravel.


The set-up

The install notes on Laravel are easy to follow.  Beginning with checking that your server is able to install Laravel.

Updating MYSQL 5.5 -> 5.7

To add ejabberd and run MYSQL to the server I needed to update the server version of mysql from 5.5 to 5.7.  Fortunately, there are great instructions on the Plesk support page regarding how to achieve this outcome.

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