Those of us that choose to run Open Source Self Hosted applications do so because of privacy, security, and flexibility. Customer service is important for a company to thrive and build a strong reputation. Sadly, customer service is an after thought for many companies. I think a key part of customer service is to find out what customer preferences are.
Creating a survey is a good way to get feedback from your customers and so that is what we cover in this video. Take my survey at:
You can also access the survey via QR Code.
We will install limesurvey which is a simple Docker application. However, I like to create a LXD container in which to nest my Docker applications for isolation and security reasons. Below, I create a LXD container and bridge it to my main LAN. Note: Bridging is covered in my other videos.
lxc launch ubuntu:22.04 Survey --profile default --profile bridgeprofile -c boot.autostart=true -c security.nesting=true -c limits.memory=4096MB -c limits.cpu.allowance=20%
Sign into the LXD container with the following:
lxc exec Survey bash
Perform updates on the new container.
apt update && apt upgrade
Add a user account, install docker and grant the account sudo and docker privilege.
adduser scott curl -sSL https://get.docker.com | sh sudo apt install docker-compose usermod -aG sudo scott usermod -aG docker scott
Move over to the account and create an application folder and move inside it.
su - scott mkdir limesurvey cd limesurvey
Edit a docker-compose file.
Insert the following in the file, adjusting passwords accordingly and changing the exposed port if necessary…
version: '2' services: limesurvey: image: acspri/limesurvey:5.5.1 build: . ports: - 80:80 environment: LIMESURVEY_DB_PASSWORD: dbPASSwoRD1 LIMESURVEY_ADMIN_USER: scott LIMESURVEY_ADMIN_PASSWORD: adminPASS LIMESURVEY_ADMIN_NAME: Scott Thompson LIMESURVEY_ADMIN_EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org volumes: - ./plugins:/var/www/html/plugins - ./upload:/var/www/html/upload - ./config:/var/www/html/application/config mysql: image: mariadb:10.5 environment: MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD: dbPASSwoRD1
Save the file and then bring the app up:
docker compose up -d
The steps to create a domain name and add the reverse proxy are covered in the video.