How To Install Attendize on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Attendize on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Attendize on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Attendize is an open-source event ticketing and event management application built using the Laravel PHP frame. Attend was created to offer event organizers an easy solution to managing general admission occasions, without paying exorbitant support charges.

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 and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation Attendize open-source ticket selling and event management platform on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install Attendize on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP)  server.

A Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install all required PHP modules:

apt-get install php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-gd

Step 3. Configuring MariaDB.

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

mysql_secure_installation

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Attendize. 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 Attendize installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE attendize;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON attendize.* TO 'attendize'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'strongpassword';
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Step 4. Installing Composer.

Composer will pull in all the required libraries and dependencies you need for your project:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 5. Installing Attendize.

First, clone the Attendize repository from Github:

git clone https://github.com/attendize/attendize /var/www/myAttendize.com

Switch to the /var/www/myAttendize.com directory and set the .env variables:

cd /var/www/myAttendize.com
cp .env.example .env
nano .env
DB_TYPE=mysql
DB_HOST=localhost
DB_DATABASE=attendize
DB_USERNAME=attendize
DB_PASSWORD=strongpassword

Next, Install all of the application dependencies:

composer install

Step 6. Configure database.

Once the Composer has downloaded the components run the install command to migrate the database and create an admin user:

php artisan attendize:install
--------------------
Attempting to install Attendize v1.0.0
--------------------
Generating app key
Migrating database.
Database successfully migrated.
Seeding DB data
Data successfully seeded
--------------------
Please create an admin user.
--------------------

 Enter first name::
 > Rezkia

 Enter last name::
 > Ulva
 Enter your email::
 > [email protected]

 Enter a password::
 >

Admin User Successfully Created

          _   _                 _ _
     /\  | | | |               | (_)
    /  \ | |_| |_ ___ _ __   __| |_ _______
   / /\ \| __| __/ _ \ '_ \ / _` | |_  / _ \
  / ____ \ |_| ||  __/ | | | (_| | |/ /  __/
 /_/    \_\__|\__\___|_| |_|\__,_|_/___\___|

Success! You can now run Attendize

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data: /var/www/myAttendize.com

Step 7. Configuring Apache web server for attendize.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘attendize.conf’ on your virtual server:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/attendize.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/attendize.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/attendize.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/attendize.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/myAttendize.com
ServerName your-domain.com
ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
<Directory /var/www/myAttendize.com/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-error_log
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

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

systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing Attendize.

Attendize content management system will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-rdomain.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 Attendize. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Attendize open-source ticket selling and event management platform on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Attendize website.

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