How To Install Rukovoditel on Ubuntu 16.04

Install Rukovoditel on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Rukovoditel on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Rukovoditel is a system for managing projects and tasks. But extensive customization options allow you to create additional entities, configure the relationship between them, and create the necessary reports. Thus, you can create your own application, the most suitable for you.

This tutorial assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux and know how to use the shell. 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 Rukovoditel on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • 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).
  • An active internet connection.
  • A 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 Rukovoditel on Ubuntu 16.04

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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 and install all necessary modules, run:

apt-get install php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mbstring php7.0-curl php7.0-zip php7.0-gd php7.0-mysql php7.0-mcrypt

Step 3. Installing Rukovoditel.

The first thing to do is to go to Rukovoditel’s download page and download the latest stable version of Rukovoditel, At the moment of writing this article it is version 1.7.1:


Unpack the Rukovoditel archive to the document root directory on your server:

unzip -d rukovoditel
mv rukovoditel/ /var/www/html/rukovoditel

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/rukovoditel

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Rukovoditel.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. You should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB.


Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Rukovoditel:

mysql -u root -p

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE rukovoditel;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON rukovoditel.* TO 'rukovoditeluser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password';
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Rukovoditel.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘rukovoditel.conf’ on your virtual server:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/rukovoditel.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/rukovoditel.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/rukovoditel.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/rukovoditel.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/rukovoditel/"
<Directory "/var/www/html/rukovoditel/">
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ common

Now, we can restart the Apache webserver so that the changes take place:

systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing Rukovoditel.

Nextcloud will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip/ 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 Rukovoditel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Rukovoditel on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Rukovoditel website.

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