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I could install both Koha (18.11) & DSpace (6.3) on Google Cloud Platform successfully.
You may also try those and turn your library in a cloud environment and make a WebOPAC.
Go to -- Google Could Platform create an account with your personal details, credit card information and make payment.
It costs rupee One only for the twelve months trial. After trial you will be charged an amount based on your usage.
After creating account you will be reached at google cloud platform dashboard from where you can manage your entire server.
Step-1 Create VM Instance
Go to Home -- Compute Engine (Compute Engine lets you use virtual machines that run on Google's infrastructure. Create micro-VMs or larger instances running Debian, Windows, or other standard images. Create your first VM instance, import it using a migration service, or try the quickstart to build a sample app.)-- VM Instance -- create Compute Engine VM Instance
You will be prompted into VM Instance interface where you have to create an Instance providing instance name,selecting region,zone etc.
Step- 2 Machine -type
Here you can customize and select cores, memory and GPUs select - 2vCPU (at least)
Step- 3 Select Boot disk
From here you can either choose Debian/Ubuntu or any other Linux flavor. eg: Debian
Step- 4 Identity and API access
Nothing has to do leave it.
Step-5 Access Scopes
Choose Allow default access
Add tags and firewall rules to allow specific network from the internet. select both Allow HTTP traffic and Allow HTTPS traffic and click create button. Your instance is ready..You can find server ip address under External IP in the instance details
Step-7 Connect to server
Connect to google cloud server by clicking Connect near to External IP. Now you will be prompted into a new window showing you are connecting to the server.
connecting to server
Probably after 40 second you will be entered into server as a instance user. Now you need to log in as a root user then only you will be able to install koha in server. for that please execute this command.
logged into server
Now you are logged as root..
Install Koha, or
Access Koha Staff Client Hosted on Google Cloud Server: http://220.127.116.11:8080
Access Koha OPAC Hosted on Google Cloud Server: http://18.104.22.168:80/
Access DSpace Hosted on Google Cloud Server (JSPUI): http://22.214.171.124:8080/jspui/
Access DSpace Hosted on Google Cloud Server (XMLUI): http://126.96.36.199:8080/xmlui/
This tutorial is also available at
Dear Sir Thanks for your information i tried to installed but not display Gedit and Leafpad How to i Setup port configuration kindly guide me
use nano instead of Gedit or Leafpad
we have to use nano editor / vi in server.. if nano is not by default in the server.. just install it following command.
sudo apt-get install nano
Same problem I am experiencing too.i can't open along with port 8001 as I set port 8001 for intra and port 8000 for opac
Did you restart apache2 and mysql ? if no, do it and try to access it.
Mr Mahesh Thank you for the manual. This will surely help the community.
May I get a rough idea about the Google Cloud Purchase cost from 2nd Year?
Thanks & Regards,