Installing Odoo can be done in various ways. This can be done in editions with reference to specific software. This guide directs you on how to install and deploy Odoo.
This is the easiest of all ways to deploy Odoo. This version of the installation is supported by many third parties of Odoo such as Bunnyshell, cloud, AWS, Azore, and Digital oceans, this formula is most preferred by mostly the small organizations or individual solopreneurs since a lot of installation hustle is eliminated by the third parties.
These are great for developing modules and are a great choice for testing Odoo. The modules created here can be used long-termly with additional development and maintenance deployed too. They are available as documentation of Odoo and require a little more technicality in deploying than the online install by an Odoo developer.
For those that use docker often, the docker based image is always ready for development and deployment at any time
This is more flexible than any of the above. They allow multiple running Odoo versions as well as good for production deployment since they are great at developing modules too.
This deployment has also been made available online for clients who would prefer giving Odoo a trial first before venturing into the main deployment of the ERP. The demo Odoo only lasts a couple of hours but is quite enough for enthusiasts to browse through and try out things without any form of commitment.
Odoo is privileged to have two editions being SaaS and the community version. The community version is free and available online for all to use and try out. The community version basically serves as a stepping stone for first-time users towards SaaS. This has been confirmed by the rising numbers of traffic migrating from the community edition to the more premium SaaS.
Software Supporting Packaged Installers
The packaged installers are quite available for all software. One common issue that has been noted with these packaged installers is the inability to keep up to date since updates are only available for online installations. Official community packages are also available for packaged deployments but are subject to dependency too and lack updates too.
Odoo has packaged installers for windows, Ubuntu, Linux, Debian, and all RPM-based distributions such as Fedora, CentOS, and RHEL.
Launch From Source
Just as the name suggests, this means not installing Odoo but running it directly from its source. This is by far more convenient than packaged installations since the idea of getting up-to-date deployments is very likely. To some degree, this method is similar to the online version but slightly different on the installation part. Source launch also gives a feel of more control over the system as it allows easier keep and rum as well as multiple versions of Odoo are available here.