How To Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of CumulusClips on your CentOS 7.  For those of you who didn’t know, CumulusClips is a free and open-source video sharing script that allows users to create their own video sharing website just like one of the most popular websites around, Youtube. CumulusClips is very easy to use and its installation is fast and straightforward.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation CumulusClips on a CentOS 7 server.

Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum -y update

Step 2. Install LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install required PHP modules:

yum install php-mysql php-xml php-curl php-mbstring php-gd

Step 3. Installing CumulusClips.

The first thing to do is to go to CumulusClips’s download page and download the latest stable version of CumulusClips, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.3.1:


Unpack the CumulusClips archive to the document root directory on your server:

unzip -d /var/www/html

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/cumulusclips

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for CumulusClips.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB 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 MariaDB:


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the CumulusClips. Run the following command:

mysql -u root -p

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

CREATE DATABASE umulusclips;
CREATE USER 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `umulusclips`.* TO 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost';

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for CumulusClips.

We will create an Apache virtual host for your WordPress website. First, create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf
IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf

Next, create the virtual host:

mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/
nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/cumulusclips/"
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/"
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/" combined

<Directory "/var/www/html/cumulusclips/">
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:

systemctl restart httpd.service

Next, allow the Apache ports in the server firewall:

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
firewall-cmd --reload

Step 6. Accessing CumulusClips.

CumulusClips will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/cc-install 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 CumulusClips. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CumulusClips on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official CumulusClips website.

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