How To Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of YetiForce CRM on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. For those of you who didn’t know, YetiForce is an open-source innovative CRM system. YetiForce was built on a rock-solid Vtiger foundation but has hundreds of changes that help to accomplish even the most challenging tasks in the simplest way. Every function within the system was thought through and automated to ensure that all of them work together seamlessly and form coherent integrity.

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 YetiForce CRM on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.

Install YetiForce CRM on Ubuntu 16.04

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

apt-get install php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-gd

Step 3. Installing YetiForce CRM.

The first thing to do is to go to YetiForce CRM’s download page and download the latest stable version of YetiForce CRM, At the time of writing, the latest version is YetiForce version 3.1.0:

wget https://github.com/YetiForceCompany/YetiForceCRM/archive/3.1.0.zip

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

unzip 3.1.0.zip -d /var/www/html/
mv YetiForceCRM-3.1.0 yetiforce

Set the file permissions for YetiForce CRM:

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

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for YetiForce 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:

mysql_secure_installation

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 YetiForce CRM. 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 YetiForce CRM installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE yetiforce;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON yetiforce.* TO 'yetiforce'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'strong_password';
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for YetiForce CRM.

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

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

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/yetiforce/
ServerName your-domain.com
ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
<Directory /var/www/html/yetiforce/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-error_log
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

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

systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing YetiForce CRM.

YetiForce CRM 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. The default username admin and password admin. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed YetiForce CRM. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing YetiForce customer relationship management on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official YetiForce CRM website.

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