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.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

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.


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)]> \q

Step 4. Installing Composer.

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

curl -sS | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 5. Installing Attendize.

First, clone the Attendize repository from Github:

git clone /var/www/

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

cd /var/www/
cp .env.example .env
nano .env

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::

 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/

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>
DocumentRoot /var/www/
<Directory /var/www/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ common

Now, we can restart the 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 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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, 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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