Learn How To Install Cezerin eCommerce on Ubuntu 18.04

December 29, 2019

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Cezerin is a open source eCommerce progressive web app built using React and Node.js. In this tutorial, you will learn how to deploy a Cezerin for production on a clean Ubuntu 18.04 server.


  • New IT Web Services Ubuntu 18.04 instance with at least 2 CPU cores and 1 GB RAM
  • Non-root user with sudo privileges.
  • NodeJS version 10.x or greater.
  • MongoDB version 4.x or greater.

Check the Ubuntu version.

lsb_release -ds

# Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Create a new non-root user account with sudo access and switch to it.

adduser johndoe --gecos "John Doe"
usermod -aG sudo johndoe
su - johndoe

NOTE: Replace johndoe with your username.

Set up the timezone.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Ensure that your system is up to date.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Install NodeJS and NPM

Install NodeJS.

curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_10.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt -y install nodejs

Check the Node and NPM versions.

node -v && npm -v
# v10.x.x
# 6.x.x

In order for some NPM packages to work, you will need to install the build-essential package.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Install MongoDB

Import the MongoDB GPG key to your system.

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv 9DA31620334BD75D9DCB49F368818C72E52529D4

Once the key is imported, create a list file.

echo "deb [ arch=amd64 ] https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/ubuntu bionic/mongodb-org/4.0 multiverse" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mongodb-org-4.0.list

Reload the packages list.

sudo apt-get update

Install MongoDB packages.

sudo apt -y install mongodb-org

Start the MongoDB daemon.

sudo service mongod start

Create a project

Clone the project from git.

sudo git clone https://github.com/cezerin/cezerin.git my-project

Change ownership of my-project folder to user johndoe.

sudo chown -R johndoe:johndoe my-project

Install the dependencies and start the server.

cd my-project
sudo npm install --unsafe-perm
sudo npm run build
sudo npm run setup
sudo npm start

Next, open your browser and browse to the IP address http://your_server_ip:3000. Cezerin has been successfully installed on your server.

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