Logic Invoice is a free self hosted PHP-based accounting and invoicing software. As we’ve stated previously Koding will no longer provide the free limited VMs they used to provide for development purposes, so if you’re like me and you’re seeking an alternative then look no further as Cloud9 is here for the rescue.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to install Logic Invoice for free on Cloud9 for development purposes, please note that it’s not advisable to install a Production version of Joomla on Cloud9 as the free tier isn’t designed for that intended purpose. Now, and without further ado let’s dive into the tutorial.
First, you’ll need to sign-up for the free version of Cloud9.
After signing up and confirming your email, you’ll be directed to your dashboard, just click on the “add workspace” plus sign.
You’ll be directed to a new window where you should set up your workspace, select the PHP option and then create the workspace.
You’ll then be directed to your workspace, in the terminal just download the latest release of Logic Invoice using “wget”, at the time of writing this post the command should be as follow;
After the download is complete, just unzip the downloaded folder using the following command;
Now you can either move the unzipped files from the upload folder to your working directory ” as seen in the screenshot below” or simply leave them and add “/upload” to your URL when you start the installation process from your browser.
After the unzip is complete just click on the “Run Project” arrow, then click on the “Preview”, the installation window will appear in a browser like side-window.
In the first installation window just hit the “I have read and agreed to the license” tab. In the following step, the installation will check the pre-requests.
In the next step, you’ve to enter the database credentials, use the ones in the screenshot below; Host Name “0.0.0.0”, username “root”, database name “c9”.
In the final step, just click on the “Remove Installation Folder”.
Now, log into your portal using the username and password you’ve created in step 8 and congratulations, now you have a fully functional installation of Logic Invoice on Cloud9. But, remember this installation should be for development purposes only and not for production.