In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Webasyst on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, Webasyst is a free PHP framework for creating sleek multi-user web apps and for building websites. Webasyst offers a multi-app UI ready for integrating and designing your app, handles user authorization, access rights management, routing setup, and much more. Great for creating web solutions for businesses and teams.
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 Webasyst on a CentOS 7 server.
Install Webasyst on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum -y update
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install the required PHP modules:
yum install php-mysql php-gd php-ldap php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt curl zlib
Step 3. Installing Webasyst.
The first thing to do is to go to Webasyst’s download page and download the latest stable version of Webasyst, At the moment of writing this article it is version 188.8.131.52.
wget https://www.webasyst.com/download/framework/ -O webasyst.tar.gz
Unpack the Webasyst archive to the document root directory on your server:
mkdir -p /opt/webasyst tar -xvzf webasyst.tar.gz -C /opt/webasyst mv /opt/webasyst /var/www/html/
We will need to change some folders permissions:
chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/webasyst
Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Webasyst.
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 Webasyst. Run the following command:
mysql -u root -p
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 Webasyst installation:
CREATE DATABASE webasystdb; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON webasystdb.* TO 'webasystuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password' WITH GRANT OPTION; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; quit
Next, Edit the ‘php.ini’ file and enable the URL-aware fopen wrappers that enable accessing URL object like files by adding the following line:
#nano /etc/php.ini allow_url_fopen = On
Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Webasyst.
We will create an Apache virtual host for your WordPress website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:
nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
Next, create the virtual host:
mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf
Add the following lines:
<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/webasyst/" ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/html/webasyst/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:
systemctl restart httpd.service
Step 6. Accessing Webasyst.
Webasyst will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favourite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/ 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 Webasyst. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Webasyst on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Webasyst website.