Install Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 For Odoo

Install Nginx Ubuntu 16.04 For Odoo

Install Ubuntu Server 16.04

Before we can install Nginx for Odoo we need to install Ubuntu 16.04 on our server. Ubunutu 16.04 is still relatively new, but it is widely available to use. The installation process can be somewhat involved and time consuming, but if you carefully follow the steps it should work out fine.

There are plenty of tutorials on the web which can walk you through the installation process. Just make sure to keep track of any information such as passwords and IP addresses which you will need for other steps in the process of setting up Nginx for Odoo.

Configure Ubuntu Server for Odoo

Once Ubuntu 16.04 is installed we can start to configure the server for Odoo. We will have to make sure that all of the necessary packages and software is installed, as well as setting up the database and authentication access. The Odoo installation guide has a lot of helpful information to get you started.

The first thing to do is to make sure that all necessary dependencies are installed. This includes Python, PostgreSQL and the necessary header files. You should also install any other packages which are required by Odoo and make sure that they are properly configured.

Next we will need to create a database for Odoo. PostgreSQL is the preferred database for Odoo, but MySQL or MariaDB can also be used. It doesn’t really matter which one you choose, but you will need to make sure that we create the necessary user and database for Odoo. The Odoo installation guide has instructions on how to do this.

Install Nginx

Now that the server is configured for Odoo, we can start to install Nginx. We can do this easily by running the following command from the terminal:

sudo apt-get install nginx

This will install Nginx on the server and also install some useful utilities such as the nginx-extras package. This package contains some useful modules which we will need for Odoo.

Once Nginx is installed we can start to configure it. The default configuration that ships with Ubuntu 16.04 is fairly basic and should not require any changes. If you want to customize it, there are plenty of tutorials online which can help you do this.

Configure Nginx for Odoo

We now need to configure Nginx to work with Odoo. The first step is to create a virtual host for the Odoo site. To do this, we need to edit the /etc/nginx/sites-available/default file.

We can add the following configuration to the file, making sure to replace the server_name and root variables with the correct values for our site:

server {
listen 80;
root /var/www/;

location / {

The configuration above will make sure that when a request is made to, the request will be forwarded to the Odoo server on port 8069. We can then restart Nginx to make sure that this new configuration is active.

Install Odoo

We are now ready to install Odoo on our server. We can do this using a package manager such as apt-get or pip. Depending on which version of Odoo you are using, the command to install it will be slightly different:

# apt-get install odoo
# pip install odoo

Once the installation process is complete, you can start the Odoo server. The startup command is usually something similar to this:

odoo --db_host= --db_port=8069 --db_user=odoo --db_password=1234 --db_name=odoo

This will start the Odoo server on port 8069. You can then access the Odoo site on the URL which we configured in the Nginx configuration earlier.

Test Odoo Setup

We can now test that everything is setup correctly by accessing the Odoo site in a web browser. If everything is correctly configured, then you should be able to log in and access the Odoo backend.

You can also run a few tests from the command line to make sure that the Odoo server is correctly configured. For example, you can run the following command to make sure that everything is working correctly:

odoo --test

If this command returns any errors then you may need to go back and reconfigure some of the settings in your configuration files.


That’s it! In this tutorial we have gone through the process of setting up Ubuntu 16.04, configuring our server for Odoo and installing and configuring Nginx. We have also tested our setup to make sure that everything is working as expected.

If you followed all the steps carefully, you should now have a fully functional Odoo site running on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. It is a good idea to go through the Odoo documentation to learn more about Odoo and how to customize and extend its functionality.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I install Nginx on Ubuntu Server?

    The easiest way to install Nginx on Ubuntu Server is to use the apt package manager. Just run the command sudo apt-get install nginx from the terminal.

  • Can I use MySQL or MariaDB instead of PostgreSQL?

    Yes, you can use MySQL or MariaDB with Odoo instead of PostgreSQL, but PostgreSQL is still the preferred database for Odoo.

  • How do I configure Nginx to work with Odoo?

    You need to add a virtual host in your Nginx configuration file. The virtual host should forward requests to the Odoo server on port 8069. You can then restart Nginx to make sure that the configuration is active.

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