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SugarCRM on EC2 - newbie question

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Avatar gnieboer 3 post(s)

I installed SugarCRM on EC2. I am pleased that I have been able to: get it installed, login to SugarCRM, change the SugarCRM password, set up employees, etc…

However, now I’m concerned. Before I put any production data on the server, I don’t know how secure it is, nor how I might do backups and future enhancements. I personally haven’t figured out how to access the PHPmyadmin remotely (because I don’t know how or it is locked down for remote access). I’m hoping there are some tools out there (maybe running on my EC2 instance already) which will make it easy for me to access phpmyadmin, backup my databases, place PHP files, place additional databases, update web folders with additional website files, etc…

I’m not great with the command line, but can struggle through with detailed instructions. (I was able to get to my home folder today, but that’s about it.) I really like bluehost’s cPanel GUI for controlling some of my domains, websites, etc…

What should I read? SHould I have installed a more newbie friendly stack and then installed SugarCRM on top of that? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


Thanks for posting it. We would like to resolve this problem with BitNami Hosting. Please check the following link to participate in our beta program and you can manage the backups easily, basic monitoring, scheduled tasks, etc.

Please take a look to the cloud FAQ to know how to enable phpMyAdmin securely.

Avatar Daniel Lopez Administrator 140 post(s)

Also, make sure you are using an EBS image, so the data will survive a reboot of the machine

Avatar gnieboer 3 post(s)

Thanks for the great info. I’m interested in the hosting beta, and signed up. I need to act quickly though. Can you please contact me regarding the hosting option? Thanks.

Avatar gnieboer 3 post(s)

Thanks again for the help. I am running the instance on AWS EC2 again.

I was able to get phpmyadmin running from my remote machine. I also was able to change the password successfully on phpmyadmin. (Thanks)

However, when I changed the mysql root password then when going to gave me an Access Denied Error:

MySQL said:

  1. - Access denied for user ’root’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)

Once I changed the root mysql password back to the default “bitnami”, going to the website works just fine again.

Do I need to make another change somewhere so I will be able to change the mysql root password and still use phpmyadmin?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)


Yes you have to modify the MySQL root password in /opt/bitnami/apps/phpmyadmin/htdocs/ Cheers.

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