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A script containing several modules designed to help you set up your server as you want it.

branch: 2.5.7


Run on a freshly installed server under root, may not work under an already setup server!

No warranty. For help visit #minstall on Freenode and ask your question (I'm busy with school so response times may be slow...)


Operating Systems:

  • Debian 6 (Squeeze) 64 Bit
  • Debian 6 (Squeeze) 32 Bit
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) 32 Bit
  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) 64 Bit


  • Hardware
  • KVM
  • OpenVZ
  • VirtualBox
  • VMware
  • vServer (Debian Only)
  • Xen HVM
  • Xen PV


This script contains several modules designed to help you set up your server how you want it. Simply run the below download command then run "bash help" or "bash modules" to see help or modules respectively.

Download Minstall

To download Minstall to your home directory (it's recommended that you download and run as root) use the following command:

wget --no-check-certificate -O minstall.tar.gz; tar zxvf minstall.tar.gz; rm minstall.tar.gz; cd Minstall-2.5.7

Upgrading Packages

To upgrade your installed packages regularly and retain Minstall system structure it's recommended that you use the following command:

bash configure-upgrade

Remove Minstall

To remove the Minstall script run the following command under the same user you installed Minstall under:

cd ~; rm -rf minstall

Sample Commands


bash install-extra-repositories
bash clean-packages
bash install-ssh
bash install-extra-packages


bash configure-general
bash configure-ssh
bash configure-upgrade
bash configure-user


bash http-install-exim
bash http-install-mysql
bash http-install-nginx
bash http-install-php
bash http-install-php-extra
bash http-configure-mysql
bash http-configure-nginx


bash manage-add-user
bash manage-add-host
bash manage-manage-user
bash manage-manage-host
bash manage-remove-host
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