How to install Meteor using the A2 QuickInstaller
This article describes how to use the A2 QuickInstaller to install Meteor, an open source framework for developing web sites.
The A2 QuickInstaller is no longer supported, and is only available on older VPS hosting packages. On newer VPS hosting packages, you can use Webuzo
to quickly and easily install a wide range of applications and manage your server.
To check if the A2 QuickInstaller supports this application for your Linux distribution, please see this article
To install Meteor, follow these steps:
- Use SSH to log in to your system as the root user.
To use the A2 QuickInstaller, you must log in as the root user using SSH. You cannot use the serial console in the VPS Control Panel to run the A2 QuickInstaller.
- To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
- Under Application Installers, type the option number for Web/Application Servers, and then press ENTER.
- On the Web/Application Server Menu, type the option number for Meteor, and then press ENTER. The A2 QuickInstaller updates your system, and then begins the installation process.
The installation process takes some time to complete. Do not interrupt the installation process.
- When installation is complete, the A2 QuickInstaller displays basic configuration information for the Meteor installation.
Testing the Meteor installation
To test the Meteor installation on your system:
- Create a test application by typing the following commands at the command line:
meteor create ~/test-app
After you have started the test application, you can view it in your browser at the following URL, where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents your system's IP address:
If the installation and application are working correctly, you see Hello World!
- Application Servers
You can use the A2 QuickInstaller to install a wide variety of application servers with just a few keystrokes. You can install a LAMP stack, nginx, and more.
- Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP
One of the first things many people install on a new system is a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL or MariaDB, and PHP) stack. Learn how to install one quickly and easily using the A2 QuickInstaller here.
- Apache, PostgreSQL, and PHP
The LAPP (Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, and PHP) stack is an alternative to the LAMP stack. You can install a LAPP stack using the A2 QuickInstaller.
The A2 QuickInstaller supports Railo, an open source ColdFusion implementation.
- Ruby on Rails
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