In this tutorial we will show you how to install RainLoop Webmail on CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, RainLoop is a web-based email client that provides a fresh, modern design, fast performance, hassle-free installation and upgrades, and many more features. RainLoop allows the user to login with multiple e-mail accounts even with different browser tabs. It can also be integrated with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.
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 accge of Linount, 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 RainLoop Webmail on a CentOS 7 server.
Install RainLoop Webmail on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install required PHP modules:
RainLoop Webmail developers have already created an installer script that will provide hassle-free download and extraction of the web files:
curl-sLhttps://repository.rainloop.net/installer.php | php
If the installation was a success, you should see the following message:
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 RainLoop. 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 RainLoop installation:
We will create Apache virtual host for your RainLoop website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:
Next, create the virtual host:
Add the following lines:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effects:
RainLoop Webmail will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://webmail.mydomain.com/?admin 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.
The default admin login credentials are:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed RainLoop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing RainLoop Webmail on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official RainLoop website.