In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Dokuwiki on your CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, DokuWiki is considered to be the most versatile open-source Wiki software application which is proven to meet your demanding wiki needs. Using a very familiar interface, allows you to easily scale and optimize using many advanced features. Utilizing files instead of a database, DokuWiki is extremely flexible with the type of system it will run on (no database server required).
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 the step-by-step installation of Dokuwiki on the CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
- 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).
non-root sudo useror 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 Dokuwiki on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum -y update
Step 2. Install the LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install the required PHP modules:
yum install php php-gd php-ldap
Step 3. Installing Dokuwiki.
The first thing to do is to go to DokuWiki’s download page and download the latest stable version of Dokuwiki:
wget http://download.dokuwiki.org/src/dokuwiki/dokuwiki-stable.tgz tar xvf dokuwiki-stable.tgz mv dokuwiki-*/ /var/www/html/dokuwiki
We will need to change some folders permissions:
chown apache: -R /var/www/html/dokuwiki
Step 4. Configuring Apache web server for Dokuwiki.
It is time to configure Apache. Create a ‘
/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with the following content
### nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
Create a ‘
/etc/httpd/vhosts.d’ directory where we will put all our virtual hosts:
Create a virtual host for our domain:
cd /etc/httpd/vhosts.d nano yourdomain.com
Add the following lines at the end of the file:
<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/dokuwiki" 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/dokuwiki/"> DirectoryIndex 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 5. Accessing DokuWiki.
DokuWiki will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-server-ip/install.php 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 Dokuwiki. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Dokuwiki on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Dokuwiki website.