How To Install Boonex Dolphin on Ubuntu 15.04

Install Boonex Dolphin on Ubuntu 15.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Boonex Dolphin on your Ubuntu 15.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Boonex Dolphin is a popular social networking platform used by many webmasters. It allows them to build easy to use community and social media-oriented websites. Dolphin is available in both trial and paid versions. You can easily create a customized social networking site using this application. No need to hire developers and spend massive amounts of time and money, simply install dolphins, customize it, and your Facebook-like social network site is ready.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you through the step by step installation Boonex Dolphin in Ubuntu 15.04.

Install Boonex Dolphin on Ubuntu 15.04

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Install Boonex Dolphin.

Download the latest stable version of PunBB, At the moment of writing this article it is version 7.1:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Next, run the following command to make the ‘ffmpeg.exe’ file executable:

Install Java and ImageMagick:

Step 4. Configuring MySQL.

By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MySQL.

Configure it like this:

Next we will need to log in to the MySQL console and create a database for the Boonex Dolphin. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MySQL root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Boonex Dolphin installation:

Next, Edit the php.ini configuration file and add/modify the following lines:

Make sure that ‘exec’ PHP function is allowed (i.e. it is not listed in disable_functions) and ‘open_basedir’ is not set:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Boonex Dolphin.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache with the following content:

Add the following lines to it:

Now, we can restart Apache so that the changes take place:

Step 6. Accessing Boonex Dolphin.

Boonex Dolphin will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/install/index.php and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Boonex Dolphin. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Boonex Dolphin social networking platform in Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Boonex Dolphin web site.

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