How To Install Zenario on CentOS 7


In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of Zenario on your CentOS 7 server.  For those of you who didn’t know, Zenario is a great content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. It’s designed to grow with your site, adding extranet, online database and custom functionality when you need it.

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 Zenario  in CentOS 7.

Install Zenario on CentOS 7

Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is 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. Also install PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing Zenario.

First thing to do is to go to Zenario’s download page and download the latest stable version of Zenario, At the moment of writing this article it is version 7.0.7:

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

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Create two directories:

And change the ownership of the directories:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Zenario.

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

Configure it like this:

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

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 Zenario installation:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Zenario.

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

Next, create the virtual host:

Add the following lines:

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

Step 6. Accessing Zenario.

Zenario 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 Zenario. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Zenario content management system (CMS) on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Zenario web site.

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