GrandNode 2.0

GrandNode 2.0 is a functional, cross-platform, open source solution for building scalable eCommerce software. It provides a flexible all-in-one platform for merchants to easily establish, promote, and sell products or services online. GrandNode gives possibility to sell simple products, bundle product, bookings or auctions.

Software Included

Package Version License
GrandNode 2.0 1.1.0 GPL 3
Nginx 1.14.0 Custom
MongoDB 4.0.3 GNU AGPL v3
ASP.NET Core 5.0.0 MIT

Creating an App using the Control Panel

Click the Deploy to DigitalOcean button to create a Droplet based on this 1-Click App. If you aren’t logged in, this link will prompt you to log in with your DigitalOcean account.

Deploy to DO

Creating an App using the API

In addition to creating a Droplet from the GrandNode 2.0 1-Click App using the control panel, you can also use the DigitalOcean API. As an example, to create a 4GB GrandNode 2.0 Droplet in the SFO2 region, you can use the following curl command. You need to either save your API access token) to an environment variable or substitute it in the command below.

curl -X POST -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
         -H 'Authorization: Bearer '$TOKEN'' -d \
        '{"name":"choose_a_name","region":"sfo2","size":"s-2vcpu-4gb","image": "grandnode-grandnode20-18-04"}' \
        "https://api.digitalocean.com/v2/droplets"

Getting Started After Deploying GrandNode 2.0

In addition to the package installation, the One-Click also:

  • Enables the UFW firewall to allow only SSH (port 22, rate limited), HTTP (port 80) access, and HTTPS (port 443).

Quickstart

After you create a GrandNode 2.0 One-Click Droplet, you will have to install it. At this point, you should visit the Droplet’s IP address in your browser.

Steps that you have to do:
  • Specify the admin e-mail/password
  • Mark the checkbox if you want to install sample data
  • Fill the server name - by default localhost:27017
  • Leave the login and password empty
  • For Database Name, input whatever name you wish
  • Specify supported collation.

Once the installation is complete, please reboot your machine and you can use the GrandNode administration dashboard (by default available on /admin) to further customize the new store. In addition, there are a few steps that we recommend you take - install SSL certificate and purchase a domain for your store.

Setting up an SSL certificate enables HTTPS connection, which secures the traffic between the server and the clients.

For a more detailed walkthrough, you can follow How to Secure Nginx with Let’s Encrypt.For more information on GrandNode, you can read the official GrandNode documentation.