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LimeSurvey on cloud

1-click AWS Deployment   1-click Azure Deployment

1-click Google Deployment  

Overview

LimeSurvey on cloud (formerly PHP Surveyor) is an open source online survey application written in PHP based on a MySQL , PostgreSQL or MSSQL database. LimeSurvey on cloud enables users without coding knowledge to develop, publish and collect responses to surveys.

With LimeSurvey on cloud surveys can include branching, custom preferred layout and design (using a web template system) and can provide basic statistical analysis of survey results. Surveys can be either publicly accessible or be strictly controlled through the use of “once-only” tokens for each survey participant. Additionally results can be anonymous be separation of participants data and result data, even for controlled surveys.

LimeSurvey is owned by LimeSurvey (https://www.limesurvey.org/) and they own all related trademarks and IP rights for this software.

Cognosys Provides Hardened images of LimeSurvey on the cloud ( AWS marketplace, Azure and Google Cloud Platform).

Deploy LimeSurvey securely on cloud i.e. AWS marketplace,   Azure  and   Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

LimeSurvey is released under the GNU/GPL license.

Secured Limesurvey on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS –

Secured Limesurvey on CentOS 7.3

Features

LimeSurvey currently offers:

  • Unlimited number of surveys at the same time
  • Unlimited number of questions in a survey (only limited by your database)
  • Unlimited number of participants to a survey
  • Multi-Lingual Surveys
  • User-Management
  • 20 different question types with more to come
  • WYSIWYG HTML Editor
  • Quotas Management
  • Integration of pictures and movies into a survey
  • Creation of a printable survey version
  • Conditions for questions depending on earlier answers (Skip Logic / Branching)
  • Re-usable editable answer sets
  • Ready-made importable questions
  • Assessment surveys
  • Anonymous and Not-Anonymous survey
  • Open and closed group of participant surveys
  • Optional public registration for surveys
  • Sending of invitations, reminders and tokens by email
  • Option for participants to buffer answers to continue survey at a later time
  • Cookie or session based surveys
  • Template editor for creating your own page layout
  • Extended and user-friendly administration interface
  • Back-office data entry possibility
  • Survey expiry dates for automation
  • Enhanced import and export functions to text, CSV, PDF, SPSS, R, queXML and MS Excel format
  • Basic statistical and graphical analysis with export facility
  • Screen Reader Accessiblity
  • W3C compliance

AWS

Installation Instructions For  Ubuntu

Note: How to find PublicDNS in AWS

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on AWS Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to virtual machine using following SSH credentials :

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 22

Username: To connect to the operating system, use SSH and the username is ubuntu.
Password: Please Click here to know how to get password .

Step 2) Database Login Details :

  • MYSQL Username : root
  • MYSQL Password : Passw@rd123

Note :-Please change password immediately after first login.

Step 3) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS:8080/limesurve/admin

Step 4) Other Information:
1.Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/html/LimeSurvey” ( Please see above Note for stack name)
2.Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22 or 2222
  • Http: 80 or 8080
  • Https: 443
  • Sql or Mysql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Sql server: 1433. Mysql :3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

 AWS Step by Step Screenshots

Azure

Installation Instructions For Ubuntu

Note : How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on Azure Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to virtual machine using following SSH credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 22

Username: Your chosen username when you created the machine ( For example:  Azureuser)
Password : Your Chosen Password when you created the machine ( How to reset the password if you do not remember)

Step 2) Database Login Details:

Username : root || Password : Passw@rd123

For Stack Database:  MySQL DB limesurvey with user limesurveyuser and password Passw@rd123 has already been created.Please use this MySQL database for you Stack Configuration.

Note : Please change password immediately after first login.

Step 3) Other Information:

Note: Please do the initial Limesurvey setup with http://YourIP/

1.Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/html/
2.Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443
  • MYSQL ports: By default, these are not open on Public Endpoints. MYSQL: 3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Installation Instructions For Centos

Note : How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step 1) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Centos instance on Azure Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to virtual machine using following SSH credentials :

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 22

Username: Your chosen username when you created the machine ( For example:  Azureuser)
Password : Your Chosen Password when you created the machine ( How to reset the password if you do not remember)

Step 2)Database Login Details :

Username : root || Password : Passw@rd123

For Stack Database:  MySQL DB limesurvey with user limesurveyuser and password Passw@rd123 has already been created.

Please use this MySQL database for you Stack Configuration.

Note: Please change password immediately after the first login.

Step 3) Other Information:

Note :  Please do the initial Limesurvey setup with http://YourIP/
1.Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/html/”
2.Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • MYSQL ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. MYSQL : 3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

 Step by Step Screenshots

Google

Installation Instructions For Windows

Step 1) VM Creation:

1.Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.
2.You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as some estimated costs of VM.
3.In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) RDP Connection: To initialize the DB Server connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Google Cloud

Step 3) Database Login Details:

The below screen appears after successful deployment of the image.

successful deployment of the image

For local MySQL root password, please use the temporary password generated automatically during image creation as shown above.

i) Please connect to Remote Desktop as given in step 2 to ensure stack is properly configured and DB is initialized.
ii) You can use MySQL server instance as localhost, username root and password as shown above.

If you have closed the deployment page you can also get the MySQL root password from VM Details  “Custom metadata” Section

Step 3) Other Information:

Note :  Please do the initial Limesurvey setup with http://YourIP/
1.Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/html/”
2.Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:   Port – 3389
  • MYSQL ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. MYSQL : 3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

 Step by Step Screenshots

Installation Instructions For Ubuntu

Step 1) VM Creation:

  1. Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.    
  2. You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as some estimated costs of VM. 
  3. In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) SSH Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Ubuntu instance on Google Cloud

1) Download Putty.

2) Connect to the virtual machine using SSH key

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 22

Step 3) Database Login Details:

The below screen appears after successful deployment of the image.

successful deployment of the image

For local MySQL root password, please use the temporary password generated automatically during image creation as shown above.

i) Please connect to Remote Desktop as given in step 2 to ensure stack is properly configured and DB is initialized.
ii) You can use MySQL server instance as localhost, username root and password as shown above.

If you have closed the deployment page you can also get the MySQL root password from VM Details  “Custom metadata” Section

Step 4) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://<yourip>/limesurvey

A) You will see the page where you can configure your site data with site name, limesurvey admin name etc.

B) On next page you will see configuration success message.

C) You can login to the limesurvey  admin portal with the limesurvey username and its generated password from point A shown above.

D) You can access the configured site at http://yourIP/limesurvey

Step 5) Other Information:

1.Default ports:

Note :  Please do the initial Limesurvey setup with http://YourIP/
1.Default installation path: will be on your web root folder “/var/www/html/”
2.Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22
  • MYSQL ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. MYSQL : 3306

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

 Step by Step Screenshots

videos

Secured Limesurvey on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Secured Limesurvey on CentOS 7.3


LimeSurvey on cloud

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