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Install Liferay 6 on Linux with external MySQL database

Introduction

Liferay is bundled with HSQL database included, but you can install with external database usage enabled. Assume you have installation of MySQL and your linux distribution is not very different from Ubuntu, CentOS or other widely used.

Database

First of all check your database server supports TCP connections in addition to default socket. You should have the following line uncommented in [mysqld]

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Tomcat6, Nginx and PHP in one Linux box

Tomcat

You should install tomcat either from packages

$sudo apt-get install tomcat6 tomcat6-admin

or from downloadable bundle and ensure it's running on port 8081 by finding in server configuration file (server.xml) lines similar to the following:

<Connector port="8081" protocol="HTTP/1.1" connectionTimeout="20000"

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