Setup for demo.commonsinabox.org
We'd like to have a sandbox environment where users can play with a tricked-out installation of CBox, and we'd like it to live at demo.commonsinabox.org. (It needs to be separate from commonsinabox.org, because the latter site is intentionally pared down a bit from the default CBox install, to create a focused support community, so we don't want people messing around with test content there.) Basically, same setup as described at #2142, though it doesn't matter if we have a new server user (the existing cbox user would be fine). Thanks!
#1 Updated by local admin over 8 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Reporter Feedback
Hey, ok I configured a new virtual host with the web server and made a copy of the current cbox folders there, so that the permissions would be be equal.
The vhost config:
<VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot /home/cbox/demo ServerName demo.commonsinabox.org CustomLog logs/demo_log combined ErrorLog logs/demo_error SecRuleRemoveById 970901 </VirtualHost>
[root@commons ~]# ll /home/cbox/demo/ total 176 -rw-rw-r--. 1 cbox cbox 1766 Oct 3 14:28 env.php -rw-rw-r--. 1 cbox cbox 600 Oct 3 14:25 env-sample.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 395 Oct 2 13:34 index.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 19929 Oct 2 13:34 license.txt -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 9177 Oct 2 13:34 readme.html -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 4264 Oct 2 13:34 wp-activate.php drwxr-xr-x. 10 cbox apache 4096 Oct 2 13:34 wp-admin -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 1354 Oct 2 13:34 wp-app.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 271 Oct 2 13:34 wp-blog-header.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 3522 Oct 2 13:34 wp-comments-post.php -rw-rw-r--. 1 cbox cbox 1332 Oct 3 14:27 wp-config.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 3177 Oct 2 13:34 wp-config-sample.php drwxr-xr-x. 7 cbox apache 4096 Oct 3 14:33 wp-content -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 2726 Oct 2 13:34 wp-cron.php drwxr-xr-x. 9 cbox apache 4096 Oct 2 13:34 wp-includes -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 1997 Oct 2 13:34 wp-links-opml.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 2395 Oct 2 13:34 wp-load.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 29084 Oct 2 13:34 wp-login.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 7712 Oct 2 13:34 wp-mail.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 9916 Oct 2 13:34 wp-settings.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 18299 Oct 2 13:34 wp-signup.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 3700 Oct 2 13:34 wp-trackback.php -rwxr-xr-x. 1 cbox apache 2788 Oct 2 13:34 xmlrpc.php
Then I reloaded the web service:
[root@commons ~]# service httpd configtest Syntax OK [root@commons ~]# service httpd reload Reloading httpd: [root@commons ~]#
Hope everything works. Just let me know.
I'll keep an eye on the traffic/load of the demo site, if it gets out of control it may be advisable to move it to the dev server though. I'm assuming that the code that goes into the demo site is pretty well vetted, right?
#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago
Thanks, André. This sounds like it should work fine, but I'm not currently able to connect to http://demo.commonsinabox.org - I get a "can't find the server" error, as if there's a DNS issue. (Same with my cell phone, different DNS server.) Maybe the storm will make it take longer to propogate? Have you checked from an external IP?
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Assigned
- Assignee changed from local admin to Boone Gorges
It's resolving just fine now. Thanks, André! I'm going to reassign this ticket to myself for the time being, so that I can complete the setup. Thanks again.