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Virtual Private Server

If you want to deploy the app using automated script then follow this

If you want to use all the scripts (shop, admin, api) on the same server as this tutorial, then we recommend creating a blank ubuntu-based server with at least 2+ CPU cores and 2GB+ memory.

Please connect your domain with server. We don't recommend/support deployment the project via IP.

Please use the ubuntu 20.04 LTS version for this documentation.

With this tutorial and documentation, you can install Pixer to any type of blank or empty ubuntu server. For example, Digital Ocean Droplets, Amazon Lightsail, AWS, Google Cloud Virtual Private Server, Azure Ubuntu Virtual Private Server, etc.

Please follow this video with the documentation, and it'll make the installation process relatively easy.

Access Server

At first login your server using SSH and Terminal

Install NodeJS & Required Application

Install NodeJS

At first, we've to install NodeJS and npm to run the pixer app. To install NodeJS and npm, run this command on your terminal,

sudo apt-get update
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_16.x | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Install Yarn

Pixer is highly dependent on yarn, it would be best to handle all the script parts using yarn. So to install yarn, use this command,

sudo npm i -g yarn

If you face any permission issue, then please check this official doc to resolve that,

Npm Permission Issue

Install Zip & Unzip

sudo apt install zip unzip

Install PM2

Now we will install PM2, which is a process manager for Node.js applications. PM2 provides an easy way to manage and daemonize applications (run them in the background as a service). To install PM2 use this command,

sudo npm install -g pm2

After restarting the server or if the server crash, then pm2 will halt the process. To prevent that, we'll add pm2 as a startup process to run automatically after restart the server.

pm2 startup systemd

After running this command, it'll provide you a command. Just copy -> paste -> enter to execute that command.


Setup Server


Nginx is one of the most popular web servers in the world. In this deployment tutorial, we're going to use Nginx to host our website. In this tutorial, we're going to use ubuntu 20.04 to host pixer

Step 1 - Installing Nginx

After creating the server, make sure the apt library is up to date. To update the apt library, use this command,

sudo apt update

Add PPA to get the specific php version

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt update

After the update apt, we're going to install Nginx. To do that, use this command

sudo apt install nginx

Step 2: Adjusting the Firewall

Before testing Nginx, the firewall software needs to be adjusted to allow access to the service. Nginx registers itself as a service with ufw upon installation, making it straightforward to allow Nginx access.

To check the ufw list, use this command,

sudo ufw app list

You will get a listing of an application list like this,


At first, add ssh to the firewall,

sudo ufw allow ssh
sudo ufw allow OpenSSH

After that, to enable Nginx on the firewall, use this command,

sudo ufw allow 'Nginx HTTP'

Now enable the firewall,

sudo ufw enable
sudo ufw default deny

You can verify the change by typing:

sudo ufw status

The output will be indicated which HTTP traffic is allowed:


Step 3 – Checking your Web Server

Now check the status of the Nginx web server by using this command,

systemctl status nginx

You'll get an output like this,


Step 4 - Install MySQL

sudo apt install mysql-server

Step 5 - Install PHP & Composer

sudo apt install php8.1-fpm php8.1-mysql
sudo apt install php8.1-mbstring php8.1-xml php8.1-bcmath php8.1-simplexml php8.1-intl php8.1-gd php8.1-curl php8.1-zip php8.1-gmp
php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('sha384', 'composer-setup.php') === 'e21205b207c3ff031906575712edab6f13eb0b361f2085f1f1237b7126d785e826a450292b6cfd1d64d92e6563bbde02') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/bin/composer

Step 6 - Create MySQL Database & User

sudo mysql
CREATE USER 'pixer_user'@'%' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'pixer1';
GRANT ALL ON pixer.* TO 'pixer_user'@'%';

We use MySQL user name pixer_user and MYSQL password pixer1. Make sure you change at least MySQL password for security.

Step 7 - Change permission for the www folder

sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /var/www/

Step 8 - Upload API to Server

At first, use this command to create a directory on /var/www/pixer-laravel

mkdir /var/www/pixer-laravel

Then, go to your local computer

  1. Extract the zip package that you download from CodeCanyon.
  2. On that folder, you'll get another zip called pixer-laravel.
  3. Extract that zip package.
  4. On that folder, you'll get a folder called pixer-api

Now upload this pixer-api folder to the server /var/www/pixer-laravel/

Step 9: Setting Up Server & Project

In this chapter, we'll set up our server and also will set up Reverse Proxy to host all of our sites from the same server.

At first, we'll disable the default configuration.

sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default

Step 10 - Create New Nginx for the domain

sudo touch /etc/nginx/sites-available/pixer
sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/pixer

Add this Nginx config file to that edited file,

server {
listen 80;
server_name YOUR_DOMAIN.com;
client_max_body_size 256M;
add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
add_header X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff";
index index.html index.htm index.php;
charset utf-8;
# For API
location /backend {
alias /var/www/pixer-laravel/pixer-api/public;
try_files $uri $uri/ @backend;
location ~ \.php$ {
include fastcgi_params;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $request_filename;
fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php8.1-fpm.sock;
location @backend {
rewrite /backend/(.*)$ /backend/index.php?/$1 last;
# For FrontEnd
location /{
proxy_pass http://localhost:3000;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
location /admin{
proxy_pass http://localhost:3002/admin;
proxy_http_version 1.1;
proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
proxy_set_header Connection 'upgrade';
proxy_set_header Host $host;
proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
error_page 404 /index.php;
location ~ \.php$ {
fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php8.1-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_index index.php;
fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $realpath_root$fastcgi_script_name;
include fastcgi_params;
location ~ /\.(?!well-known).* {
deny all;

Make sure you change YOUR_DOMAIN.com to your specific domain name

You can change api path, if you want to change the the domain path for the laravel application

You can change admin path, if you want to change the the domain path for the frontend admin

Save and close the file by typing CTRL and X, then Y and ENTER when you are finished.

Then enable the config

sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/pixer /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/

Make sure you didn’t introduce any syntax errors by typing:

sudo nginx -t

Next, restart Nginx:

sudo systemctl restart nginx

Secure Server

Step 1: Secure Nginx with Let's Encrypt

sudo apt install certbot python3-certbot-nginx
sudo ufw status
sudo ufw allow 'Nginx Full'
sudo ufw delete allow 'Nginx HTTP'
sudo ufw status
sudo certbot --nginx -d YOUR_DOMAIN

After this command, you'll get several command prompt. Make sure you take the necessary steps and provide information on that command prompt.

Install API

Step 1: Build and Run api

At first, go to the pixer-api folder, then copy .env.example to .env,

cd /var/www/pixer-laravel/pixer-api
cp .env.example .env

Edit .env

nano .env

And add MySQL, stripe, mail or others configuration.

Also, add https://YOUR_DOMAIN.COM/backend to APP_URL. Without this, the upload function will be broken.


Then install all the packages and install api

composer install
php artisan key:generate
php artisan marvel:install

You'll get several confirmations for migration, dummy data, and admin account. Make sure you check the confirmation step and take the necessary actions based on your requirement.

Enable laravel storage,

php artisan storage:link

Then give proper permission for laravel folder,

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data storage
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data bootstrap/cache

Now, when you go to the YOUR_DOMAIN/backend you'll get a welcome page like this


FrontEnd Project Build

Typescript requires a huge chunk of memory to build the project, so if your server has at least 8gb+ of memory, then you can build the project on your server directly. If not, then build the project on your server, then move the folder to the server then serve the project. We'll do the second method in this tutorial.

We'll suggest you build the frontend part on your computer and then upload the build file to the server.

Go to your pixer-laravel folder from your local computer.

Step 1 - Config Next Admin App For /admin Sub Directory

Edit admin/next.config.js,

add basePath for '/admin'


Step 2 - Install & Build

go to your pixer-laravel -> admin folder again

To install all the npm packages run this command,



go to your pixer-laravel -> shop folder again

To install all the npm packages run this command,


Step 3 - Build the project

At first, we've to copy the sample shop -> .env.template to shop -> .env.

Now edit .env and add you API url to .env

and use


After that, copy the sample admin -> .env.template to admin -> .env.

and use


Then open shop -> next.config.js and admin -> next.config.js

and add your domain to images object


If your API is hosted on a subdomain, then add that subdomain with root domain on next.config.js

Build Project

Now go to the pixer-laravel -> admin folder,

and run,

yarn build


Now go to the pixer-laravel -> shop folder,

and run,

yarn build

Now zip admin, shop files and upload them to the server /var/www/pixer-laravel

Now go to the server /var/www/pixer-laravel using terminal

Install FrontEnd And Run

Then install all the node packages go to /var/www/pixer-laravel/shop and use this command,


Then go to /var/www/pixer-laravel/admin and use this command,


Run frontend app

For shop app, use this command from pixer-laravel -> shop folder,

pm2 --name shop-rest start yarn -- run start

And, For admin app, use this command from pixer-laravel -> admin folder,

pm2 --name admin-rest start yarn -- run start

Now go to Now, go to your YOUR_DOMAIN to access the shop page and YOUR_DOMAIN/admin for the access admin section.