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 the step-by-step installation YetiForce CRM on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
  • 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).
  • 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 YetiForce CRM 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, 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:


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

unzip -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:


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)]> \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>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/yetiforce/
<Directory /var/www/html/yetiforce/>
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 YetiForce CRM.

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

Congratulations! 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 check the official YetiForce CRM 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, 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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