How To Install Zenario on CentOS 7

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 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:

wget http://zenar.io/public/downloads/XBE3u/zenario-probusiness-7.0.7b.zip

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 USER 'zenariouser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `zenario`.* TO 'zenariouser'@'localhost';

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 webmaster@yourdomain.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

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://yourdomain.com or 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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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