Step by Step Install Guide for Setup Publishing and Collaborate Documents on VPS

My friend who work on library came and asked me to install some component for their test server that will be base of publishing and collaborate documents. He already try the guide provided by Flowpaper but might be confuse on some steps that might be out of date.

He use free vps that located on Japan (actually its free $20 from Vultr) to try the guide but failed on swftools section. I use his vps and change a little bit the procedure on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit LTS.

Here the steps : ( I log in as root)

Compiler and friends

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install build-essential

Verify its exist

gcc -v
make -v

Create Linux swap in two steps

Check current swap size

free -m

total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           488        427         61          0         13        346
-/+ buffers/cache:         66        421
Swap:            0          0          0

Install swap maker shell script

wget -O swap

Create 2G swap

sh swap 2G
Welcome to Swap setup script! This script will automatically setup a swap file and enable it.
Root access is required, please run as root or enter sudo password.
Source is @

Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 2097148 KiB
no label, UUID=e1418ff5-1126-48d8-ac50-d6dd80427752
/swapfile   none    swap    sw    0   0

Done! You now have a 2G swap file at /swapfile

Check it

free -m

total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:           488        428         59          0         14        348
-/+ buffers/cache:         66        422
Swap:         2047          0       2047

Install php5

apt-get install php5 unzip

Install pdftk

apt-get install pdftk


apt-get install swftools

Install pdf2json

mkdir pdf2json

cd pdf2json

wget -c

tar xvzf pdf2json-0.68.tar.gz


make && make install


Test flowpaper

cd /var/www/html/

wget -c


cd /var/www/html/php/config/

chmod 777 config.ini.nix.php

chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/pdf

Setting admin etc

enter location of pdf folder and add


as path of swftools