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Akaunting is a free open source online accounting software designed for small businesses and freelancers. This universal accounting software can help you run your small business more efficiently. It has an extensive feature set that aims to provide you with an simple all-in-one accounting solution. From its user-friendly dashboard, you can track expenses, generate reports, manage your books, manage your employees, handle your invoices/bills, and so much more.

It is built with modern technologies (such as Laravel and VueJS) and includes a RESTful API. Akaunting can also be extended through the many apps and integrations available via its App Store. This modular platform and Marketplace is easy to use and developer friendly.

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: Akaunting should be fully installed within 5-10 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Debian 11
  • Recommended plan: All plan types and sizes can be used.

Akaunting Options

  • Company Name (required): The name of your company.
  • Company Email (required): The email address for your company.
  • Admin Email (required): The email address you wish to use on your admin account.
  • Admin Password (required): Enter a strong password for your admin user.
  • Database Name (required): Enter a name for your database.
  • Database root Password (required): Enter a strong password you wish to use for the database root user.
  • Database User (required): The username you wish to use for the limited database user.
  • Database User Password (required): Enter a strong password you wish to use for the limited database user.

Do not use a double quotation mark character (") within any of the App-specific configuration fields, including user and database password fields. This special character may cause issues during deployment.

Getting Started after Deployment

Accessing the Akaunting App

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://[ip-address]/, replacing [ip-address] with your Compute Instance’s IPv4 address. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing your IP address.

  2. The Akaunting login page appears. The username for this instance is the Admin Email and the password is the Admin Password that you set when you deployed this One-Click Marketplace App.

Now that you’ve accessed your dashboard, check out the official Akaunting documentation to learn how to further utilize your Akaunting instance.

Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

More Information

You may wish to consult the following resources for additional information on this topic. While these are provided in the hope that they will be useful, please note that we cannot vouch for the accuracy or timeliness of externally hosted materials.

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