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Setting Up OpenProject on ServerStadium


OpenProject is an open-source platform designed to support project management and team collaboration. Its comprehensive set of tools can help streamline workflow, from task management and scheduling to comprehensive reporting. Hosting OpenProject on ServerStadium’s infrastructure (VM Pricing, Dedicated Servers) ensures robust performance and reliability, making it an ideal choice for businesses and organizations looking to optimize their project management processes.

Setting Up OpenProject on ServerStadium


  • A ServerStadium VM or dedicated server. Assess your needs and choose an option from VM Pricing or Dedicated Servers.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server administration.

Step 1: Select and Prepare Your ServerStadium Server

  1. Choose a Server: Opt for a ServerStadium server that aligns with your expected workload and storage needs for OpenProject.
  2. Server Setup: Connect to your server via SSH. Begin by updating the system:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Required Dependencies

OpenProject depends on various services like Apache, MySQL, and Ruby:

  1. Install Apache and MySQL/MariaDB:

    sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server sudo mysql_secure_installation

  2. Install Ruby and Other Dependencies:

    sudo apt install git curl zlib1g-dev build-essential libssl-dev
    libreadline-dev libyaml-dev libsqlite3-dev sqlite3 libxml2-dev
    libxslt1-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev software-properties-common
    libffi-dev nodejs yarn

Step 3: Install and Configure OpenProject

  1. Download OpenProject:

    git clone
    cd openproject
    git checkout stable/11

  2. Configure OpenProject:

    bundle install
    yarn install

    Set up the database and other configurations as per your requirements.

Step 4: Set Up the Web Server

  1. Configure Apache to serve OpenProject:

    sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/openproject.conf

    Add the virtual host configuration for OpenProject.

  2. Enable the Site and Restart Apache:

    sudo a2ensite openproject
    sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 5: Accessing OpenProject

  1. Access OpenProject: Navigate to http://your_server_ip to access the OpenProject web interface.
  2. Initial Setup: Follow the setup wizard to complete the installation and configure your project environment.

Step 6: Finalizing and Testing

  1. Finalize Installation: Confirm all settings are correctly configured.
  2. Test the Installation: Create a test project to ensure all functionalities are working as expected.


Your OpenProject installation on a ServerStadium server is now ready, offering a robust platform for project management and team collaboration. For further assistance, explore our knowledge base or contact our support team.

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