Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By : Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman
Book Image

TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook

By: Dan Osipov, Adrian Zimmerman

Overview of this book

TYPO3 is one of the world's leading open source content management systems, written in PHP, which can be used to create and customize your web site. Along with text content, you can display high quality images, audio, and video to your site's visitors by using TYPO3. It is essential to manage various types of multimedia files in content management systems for both editors and the users on the frontend of the site.The book gives you a step-by-step process for organizing an effective multimedia system. It also gives solutions to commonly encountered problems, and offers a variety of tools for dealing with multimedia content. The author's experience in large-scale systems enables him to share his effective solutions to these problems.If you choose to work through all the recipes from the beginning, you will start by setting up a basic web site set up, aimed at future expansion and scalability. Next, you will cover the basics of digital asset management—a major topic important in all enterprises. You can organize user groups because next you will be creating accounts for users and assigning permissions. Then you will jump into metadata—text information describing the multimedia objects—and learn how it can be manipulated in TYPO3. You will embed multimedia on your site when you have read the various methods for embedding mentioned in this book. Before you finish the book you will learn about some advanced topics, such as external API integrations and process automation.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
TYPO3 4.3 Multimedia Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting up an NFS share

In the Creating a scalable architecture recipe, we arrived at a server architecture to support a website. That architecture required a separate storage, linked to processing servers over the network. In this recipe, we will cover how you could set up such NAS on a Debian Linux server with no special hardware.

How to do it...

  1. 1. Run the following command to install all the required components for Network File System (NFS) sharing:

    Shell> apt-get install nfs-kernel-server nfs-common portmap
  2. 2. Edit /etc/exports file, and add the following line:

  3. 3. Run the following command to make the changes effective:

    Shell> exportfs -a

How it works...

You can fine tune the line in /etc/exports to fit your needs. Pay particular attention to access if you want your files to be secure. You could list individual servers as a comma-separated list, and give them explicit permissions to the shared folder.

The folder fileadmin will now be shared by other computers on the network, and could be accessed by several web servers in our scalable architecture. Changes to the TYPO3 code—such as installing extensions or changing configuration values—will still need to be done independently on each server, but all media files can be stored on the NFS share.

There's more...

In the following section we will see how we can mount a Network File System.

Mounting an NFS

You need to install similar tools—nfs-kernel-server, nfs-common, portmap—to mount the network file system correctly. Run the following command as a root user:

Shell> apt-get install nfs-common

After that, mount the shared folder on a different server with the following command:

Shell> mount -t nfs hostname:/nfs_folder /var/www/fileadmin

See also

  • Creating a scalable architecture