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 of Zenario in CentOS 7.
Install Zenario 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 PHP modules:
yum install php php-gd php-common
Step 3. Installing Zenario on CentOS 7.
The 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:
unzip zenario-probusiness-7.0.7b.zip -d /var/www/html/ mv zenario-probusiness-7.0.6b/ zenario
We will need to change some folders permissions:
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/zenario
Create two directories:
mkdir /var/www/backup mkdir /var/www/docstore
And change the ownership of the directories:
chown apache:apache /var/www/backup chown apache:apache /var/www/docstore
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 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 Zenario. 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 Zenario installation:
CREATE DATABASE zenario; CREATE USER 'zenariouser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `zenario`.* TO 'zenariouser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Zenario.
We will create an Apache virtual host for your Zenario 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/yourdomain.com.conf
Add the following lines:
<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/zenario/" ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/html/zenario/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effect:
systemctl restart httpd.service
Step 6. Accessing Zenario Web Interface.
Zenario will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-server-ip/ 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 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 check the official Zenario website.