TurnKey Plone Live CD

13.0 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
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Easily deploy Plone on your server with this TurnKey Live CD appliance based on Debian

editor's review




TurnKey Plone Live CD is an open source software appliance specifically designed for people who want an easy-to-use and completely free solution for deploying dedicated Plone servers without much hassle.

Plone is an open source CMS (Content Management System) that features hundreds of plugins and is built on top of the Zope application server. The appliance includes all the upstream Plone configurations, which are installed in /usr/local/share/plone, as well as various other required server-oriented components.

In order to provide better load balancing and debugging, as well as to let users execute scripts against the development/live website, the Plone installation has been configured as ZeoCluster. Furthermore, the Zeo and Plone services are binded to loacalhost and are using proxy and Apache rewriting URLs.

Another interesting feature is the existence of a custom script that is installed in /usr/local/bin/plone-add-apachevhost and automatically adds Plone websites as Apache VirtualHosts. Also, the appliance comes with out-of-the-box SSL support, Postfix mail server for sending emails, and Webmin modules for configuring Postfix and Apache.

While the default username for the Webmin and SSH components is root, the default Plone username is admin. During the first boot configuration process, users will be able to enter a password for the root (system administrator) account.

For your convenience, this TurnKey edition is distributed as two Live CD ISO images, which can be deployed to CD discs or USB sticks and used for installation the operating system on a local disk drive, a text-mode process that will require users to only partition the drive and install the bootloader.

In addition to the ISO images, the appliance is available for download as virtual machines in the OVF, Xen, OpenNode, OpenStack and OpenVZ formats from the project's website (see link above). Each new installation benefits of the TurnKey Hub services (Dynamic DNS, Backup, Migration and Domain Management).

The appliance can be managed remotely, using the SSH or Web Shell services, as well as directly from the computer where it is installed, thanks to the TurnKey Linux Configuration Console, which allows you to reboot or shutdown the server, as well as to configure the network interfaces.

TurnKey Plone Live CD was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on April 29th, 2014
TurnKey Plone Live CD - The Welcome page, where you can change the admin password, create a new Plone site, etcTurnKey Plone Live CD - The integrated file browser, where you can rename, cut, copy, delete, import and export filesTurnKey Plone Live CD - The Home page, where you can view the contents of your Plone site

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