PostgreSQL

Two elephants crossing each other

PostgreSQL has taken an enormous lap in last years, not only in features, but in performance and modules, in several cases we have no hurry to upgrading 9.6 while there is LTS. In many other cases we might want to next latest features or test extensions like PipelineDB, we will walk you thhrough the update procedure in Debian to reach release 11, these steps will be sufficient for any mayor release upgrade.

Kid with Debian logo in front of big elephant

Debian is absolutely marvelous in almost everything, but updates policy, most distributions struggle to keep their packages on latests software versions, but it's worse when you are using Stretch or Jessie.

a desktop with several electronic devices from several users

A collaborative tool integrating email, scheduler, contacts and additional elements can be very useful, Exchange is a great tool for companies, but we will try to make an alternative tool from free software, that's the beginning of a trip that I could be entertaining and productive.

where is my utopia

Well, we have already installed our new Drupal site and after getting into matter we can take a look and see how we can prepare our brand new site to help search engines knowing which is the content of our site (that's indeed what is called SEO).

Some things search engines like are maps of your site (sitemap) clean urls (as we did here, our site is prepared for clean urls but this does not mean our nice - node/x - urls are very clean and meaningful).

Let's go step by step:

Drupal 8 is comming soon

Once we have upgraded Debian and we have the right version of PHP we can proceed to Drupal installation, in this article we will do the basi installation of Drupal 8 in Debian Jessie

Upgrade from Wheezy to Jessie

As we saw in  Retrospecter... Installing Drupal 8(I).- A small context, hosting and first problems, we need to upgrade ye olde Wheezy to Jessie in order to be able to continue installing, I will make a small break to talk about Debian's releases system.

Launching Drupal 8

On this article we are going to start a VPS, download Drupal and make a basic Apache configuration