How To Install Monica on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Monica on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Monica on Ubuntu 16.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Monica is a Personal Relationship Management (PRM) system Composed in Laravel framework. It’s designed and built to Assist You have more Meaningful relationships with your family and friends, and keep tabs on All important details about your friends and family.

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 Monica on an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Monica on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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

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:

Step 3. Configuring MariaDB for Monica.

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 Monica. 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 Monica installation:

Step 4. Installing Monica.

First, Clone the Monica git repository:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Installing nodejs:

Installing composer:

Once all dependencies installed, run composer in the directory the repository has been cloned, to install Monica’s:

Create .env file using the example provided and update it with your information:

Run the following command to generate an application key:

Run all migrations executing the following command:

Enable avatar uploads for the contacts created in Monica:

Populate the activity types and countries table:

Final step, we have to set a cronjob that runs every minute with the following command:

Step 5. Accessing Monica Personal Relationship Management.

Monica will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/monica and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Monica. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Monica Personal Relationship Management on your Ubuntu 16.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Monica web site.

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