How To Install YetiForce on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install YetiForce on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install YetiForce on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.  For those of you who didn’t know, YetiForce is a free and open-source Customer Relationship Management system that can be used to manage relations with customers, suppliers, partners and staff. It can be easily integrated with maps, social media portals, LDAP, DAV applications, SMS, PBX, and web services. YetiForce was built on a rock-solid Vtiger foundation and is specially designed for medium to large sized companies

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 on Ubuntu 18.04 server.

Install YetiForce on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

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

An Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

sudo apt install php7.2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-common php7.2-mbstring php7.2-xmlrpc php7.2-soap php7.2-gd php7.2-xml php7.2-intl php7.2-mysql php7.2-cli php7.2-zip php7.2-curl

Step 3. Installing YetiForce on Ubuntu 18.04.

First thing to do is to go to YetiForce CRM’s download page and download the latest stable version of YetiForce CRM:

wget https://github.com/YetiForceCompany/YetiForceCRM/releases/download/5.2.0/YetiForceCRM-5.2.0-complete.zip
YetiForceCRM-5.2.0-complete -d /var/www/html/
mv YetiForceCRM-5.2.0-complete yetiforce

Set the file permissions for YetiForce directory:

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

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for YetiForce.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set 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. 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 installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE yetiforce;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON yetiforce.* TO 'yetiforce'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_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:

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 admin@yourdomain.com
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 Apache web server so that the changes take place:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing YetiForce.

YetiForce will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your web browser and type the URL http://your_domain.com. You should be redirected to the YetiForce welcome page. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed YetiForce. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing YetiForce open source CRM on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official YetiForce website.

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