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How To Install BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. BookStack is an open-source platform designed for storing and organizing information. It is particularly well-suited for creating personal or corporate wikis, documentation, and knowledge bases. Hosting BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS ensures a stable and secure environment, benefiting from long-term support.

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 the step-by-step installation of the BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux command-line interface (CLI). This guide assumes you’re comfortable with executing commands in a terminal.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for BookStack.
  • A user account with root or sudo privileges to execute administrative commands.

Install BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, update your system packages to ensure you have the latest versions:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04.

Now use wget to download the BookStack install script from the official source, ensuring a smooth installation process:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/BookStackApp/devops/main/scripts/installation-ubuntu-22.04.sh

Change the script’s permissions with chmod to make it executable, a crucial step for running the script:

chmod a+x installation-ubuntu-22.04.sh

Execute the script with sudo, which will install Apache, MySQL 8.0, PHP 8.1, and other necessary components. The script simplifies the installation process, setting appropriate permissions and outputting logs for debugging:

sudo ./installation-ubuntu-22.04.sh

After running the script, manually set up mail settings and configure system security, as these aspects are not covered by the script.

Step 3. Accessing BookStack Web Interface.

Open your web browser and navigate to your BookStack Web UI (https://your-domain_or_your-IP-address). You should see the BookStack login page. Log in with the administrator account you created during the installation.

Install BookStack on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed BookStack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing BookStack managing documentation on the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official BookStack 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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