How to install Relution on Windows Server
Follow these instructions to set up Relution 4 on Windows Server 2008 R2. This guide uses MariaDB for data storage and nginx as reverse proxy.
Instructions were last verified on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Standard with Relution 4.9, current as of April 2018.
For added security and performance we recommend to install Relution, MariaDB and nginx on separate machines. Installation on a single machine or installation on one or more virtual machines is also possible.
These instructions cover installation and configuration of a basic Relution instance.
Before you start, ensure that:
The machines can connect to the Internet
You have administrator permission
You have a valid SSL certificate for your external host name
|Self signed certificates will not work, because mobile devices do not trust them. You can manually install your root certificate on a device to get it to trust your certificate, but this takes a lot of work and is not recommended. Certificates from Let’s Encrypt have been known to work. Be aware that older devices may not trust these certificates, as they were established as a Certificate Authority (CA) fairly recently.|