How To Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 8

Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Vtiger CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management application written in PHP. It offers features such as sales automation, marketing automation, analysis and reporting, customer support and many others.

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 Vtiger CRM on a CentOS 8.

Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

Step 2. Installing LAMP Stack.

If you don’t have a LAMP stack already installed on your server, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Installing Vtiger CRM on CentOS 8.

Now we download the latest Vtiger latest version to your CentOS system using the wgetcommand:

Don’t forget, we will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Vtiger CRM.

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:

Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Vtiger CRM. 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 Vtiger CRM installation:

Step 5. Configure Apache webserver.

The first, create a Virtual Host file for vTiger:

Add the following commands:

Finally, restart Apache service to take change effect:

Step 6. Configure Firewall.

Open HTTP port in the firewall:

Then, disable SELinux on CentOS system:

Step 7. Accessing Vtiger CRM.

Vtiger CRM will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com or http://server-ip-address and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Vtiger CRM. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Vtiger CRM on the CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Vtiger CRM website.

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