How To Install Tine 2.0 on CentOS 7

Install Tine 2.0 on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Tine 2.0 on a CentOS 7 server.  For those of you who didn’t know, Tine 2.0 is an open-source business software package covering the software categories groupware and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), released under the terms of the GPL license.

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 of Tine in CentOS 7.

Install Tine 2.0 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. Tine is PHP based application, so we will install PHP among with few PHP modules required by the application:

yum install php-gd php-ldap php-mcrypt php-mbstring php-xml

Step 3. Installing Tine 2.0 on CentOS 7.

The first thing to do is to go to Tine’s download page and download the latest stable version of Tine, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.0:

mkdir -p /var/www/html/tine
unzip -d /var/www/html/tine tine20*.zip

We will need to change some folders permissions:

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

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Habari.

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 Tine. 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 Tine installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON tinedb.* TO 'tine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'y0ur_passw0rd';
MariaDB [(none)]> quit

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Tine 2.0.

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

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/

Add the following virtual host directives to it:

<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/tine"
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/"
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/" combined
<Directory "/var/www/html/tine/">
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 effect:

systemctl restart httpd.service

Next, copy the sample Tine configuration file:

cp /var/www/html/tine/ /var/www/html/tine/

Then, edit the newly created ‘’ configuration file. Add the database information and specify login credentials for the setup user:

### nano /var/www/html/tine/
return array(
 'captcha' => array('count'=>0),
 'database' => array(
 'host' => 'localhost',
 'dbname' => 'tinedb',
 'username' => 'tine',
 'password' => 'y0ur_passw0rd',
 'adapter' => 'pdo_mysql',
 'tableprefix' => 'tine20_',
 'setupuser' => array(
 'username' => 'setupuser',
 'password' => 'Ax6hd35RbM'


Finally, create an empty ‘’ configuration file, make it writeable to the web server and modify it later via the setup interface:

touch /var/www/html/tine/
chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/tine/
chmod 644 /var/www/html/tine/

Step 6. Accessing Tine.

Tine will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/setup.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 Tine 2.0. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Tine 2.0 CRM on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Tine 2.0 website.

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