In this tutorial we will show you how to install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Invoice Ninja is a free and open source web-bases application software that can be used for invoicing, payments, time tracking and many more. It is best solution for invoicing and billing customers. You can easily create and send invoices online in seconds. Invoice Ninja allows you to create your own custom invoice and show live invoice as PDF file.
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 Invoice Ninja on an Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver.
Install Invoice Ninja on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
An Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:
Run the following command to download the latest version of InvoiceNinja zip file onto your server:
We will need to change some folders permissions:
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:
Configure it like this:
Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Invoice Ninja. Run the following command:
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 Invoice Ninja installation:
To create the virtual host configuration file for your domain, run the following command:
Add the following lines:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effects:
Invoice Ninja will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com/ or http://server-ip and complete the required the steps to finish the installation.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed InvoiceNinja. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Invoice Ninja on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Invoice Ninja website.