Web Server (Linux)


Before installing Marketplace, you should check that your web server has the following requirements for Marketplace Website to work.

  • .NET Core Runtime >= 3.1
  • MySQL Server >= 5.7 OR SQL Server 2017

Marketplace website is running on ASP.NET Core 3.1 with Blazor WebAssembly. It may also require some other packages in order to work, depending on OS.

Installing Web

Installing .NET Core Runtime

  1. Firstly register Microsoft key and feed
wget -q https://packages.microsoft.com/config/ubuntu/18.04/packages-microsoft-prod.deb -O packages-microsoft-prod.deb
sudo dpkg -i packages-microsoft-prod.deb
  1. Then install the ASP.NET Core 3.1 Runtime
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aspnetcore-runtime-3.1

Downloading and installing Marketplace-Web

  1. Download latest release from Marketplace-Web repo on Github here
  2. Upload Marketplace.zip to your server via some FTP Client (e.g. FileZilla) to /var/www/marketplace-web directory
  3. On your SSH client use cd /var/www/marketplace-web and then type in unzip Marketplace.zip to extract the zip file

Setting up Nginx Web Server

  1. Create a new marketplace-web.conf file inside /etc/nginx/sites-available
  2. Open it and paste the following text, remember to change DOMAINNAME.COM variable to your domain address.
server {
    listen 80;
    server_name DOMAINNAME.COM;
    return 301 https://$server_name$request_uri;

server {
    listen 443 ssl http2;
    server_name DOMAINNAME.COM;

    root /var/www/marketplace-web/web;

    access_log /var/www/marketplace-web/logs/servers.app-access.log;
    error_log  /var/www/marketplace-web/logs/servers.app-error.log error;

    # SSL Configuration
    ssl_certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAINNAME.COM/fullchain.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key /etc/letsencrypt/live/DOMAINNAME.COM/privkey.pem;
    ssl_session_cache shared:SSL:10m;
    ssl_protocols TLSv1.2;
    ssl_prefer_server_ciphers on;

    location / {
        proxy_pass http://localhost:5046;
        proxy_http_version 1.1;
        proxy_set_header Upgrade $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header Connection keep-alive;
        proxy_set_header Host $host;
        proxy_cache_bypass $http_upgrade;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
        proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-Proto $scheme;
  1. Now to add your site to Nginx enabled sites use
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/marketplace-web.conf /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/marketplace-web.conf
  1. You then have to create SSL certificate, learn more about how to do it here
  2. And finally restart your Nginx web server via
systemctl restart nginx

Running Marketplace-Web

  1. First you should make sure your Marketplace-Web is working properly, so go to web files directory and use start the website.
cd /var/www/marketplace-web/web
dotnet Marketplace.Server

Remember to first properly configure the website in appsettings.json before running!

  1. Now stop the website running by pressing ctrl + c because we want to have it running as service.

  2. To run a service first you have to create service definition file

sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/marketplace-web.service
  1. When nano file opens paste in the text below and then save the file
Description=ASP.NET Core Marketplace Web

ExecStart=/usr/bin/dotnet /var/www/marketplace-web/web/Marketplace.Server.dll
# Restart service after 10 seconds if the dotnet service crashes:

  1. Now to enable the service execute following:
sudo systemctl enable marketplace-web.service
  1. And so now run the service and see the status
sudo systemctl start marketplace-web.service
sudo systemctl status marketlace-web.service