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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.

Installing Meteor

To install Meteor, follow these steps:

  1. 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.
  2. To start the A2 QuickInstaller, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    sh /usr/sbin/
  3. Under Application Installers, type the option number for Web/Application Servers, and then press ENTER.
  4. 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.
  5. 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:

  1. Create a test application by typing the following commands at the command line:
    meteor create ~/test-app
    cd ~/test-app
  2. After you have started the test application, you can view it in your browser at the following URL, where represents your system's IP address:

    If the installation and application are working correctly, you see Hello World!

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