How To Install OrangeHRM on CentOS 7

Install OrangeHRM on CentOS 7

For those of you who didn’t know, Orange HRM is the most popular open source human resource management (HRM) software in the world. OrangeHRM, that is available both as an open source and an advanced hosted application (SaaS).

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 OrangeHRM in CentOS 7 server.

OrangeHRM Features

  • Administration Module.
  • Personal Information Management.
  • Leave Module.
  • Time Module.
  • Employee Self Service Module.
  • Recruitment/ Applicant Tracking Module.
  • Performance Module.

Install OrangeHRM on CentOS 7

Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.

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.

Step 3. Install OrangeHRM.

Download the latest stable version of OrangeHRM, At the moment of writing this article it is version 3.3.2:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB.

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

Next, open the MariaDB configuration file:

Anywhere under the [mysqld] block place the following line: event_scheduler = ON . Then restart MariaDB for the changes to take effect:

Step 4. Configuring apache web server.

Now, open the Apache configuration file:

Locate the ‘<Directory “/var/www/html”>‘ section and change the value of the line : ‘AllowOverride None‘ to ‘AllowOverride All‘ . This action will enable .htaccess files to be used by your web server:

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

Step 5. Accessing OrangeHRM.

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

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed OrangeHRM. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing OrangeHRM human resource management system in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official OrangeHRM web site.

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