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How To Install WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. WebERP is a powerful open-source web-based accounting and business management system that can streamline financial and operational processes for businesses of all sizes.

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 the step-by-step installation of the WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, 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. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for WebERP.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing the LAMP Stack.

The LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) provides the foundation for running WebERP. Let’s set it up step by step:

  • Install Apache:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2
  • Install MariaDB:
sudo apt install mysql-server

During the installation, you’ll be prompted to set a MySQL root password. Make sure it’s strong and secure.

  • Install PHP:
sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql

Step 3. Installing WebERP on Ubuntu 22.04.

Head over to the official WebERP website and download the latest release. You can use the wget command to do this directly on your server:

cd /var/www/html
sudo wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/web-erp/files/webERP4.16.zip

Unzip the package:

sudo unzip webERP4.16.zip

Rename the WebERP directory for convenience:

sudo mv webERP-4.16/ weberp

Step 4. Create a MariaDB Database.

Login to MariaDB as the root user:

mysql -u root -p

Create a new database for WebERP:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE weberpdb; 
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE USER 'weberpuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-strong-password'; 
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON weberpdb.* TO 'weberpuser'@'localhost'; 
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; 
MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT

Step 5. Configure Apache.

Create a virtual host configuration for WebERP:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/weberp.conf

Add the following content, adjusting paths and domain names as needed:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/weberp
ServerName yourdomain.com
ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

<Directory /var/www/html/weberp>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Enable the virtual host and disable the default configuration:

sudo a2ensite weberp.conf
sudo a2dissite 000-default.conf

Step 6. Enabling SSL with Let’s Encrypt.

Secure your WebERP installation with SSL using Let’s Encrypt:

sudo apt install certbot python3-certbot-apache

Run Certbot to obtain and configure SSL certificates for your domain:

sudo certbot --apache

Follow the prompts, and Certbot will automatically configure Apache to use SSL.

Step 7. Access WebERP over HTTPS.

Open your web browser and navigate to https://yourdomain.com. You should now have a secure connection to your WebERP instance.

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

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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