How to Install Dolibarr on CentOS 7

Published on: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 11:15 am EST
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Dolibarr is an open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) for Business. Dolibarr source code is hosted on GitHub. This guide will show you how to install Dolibarr ERP and CRM on a fresh CentOS 7 Vultr instance.

Requirements

  • Database (Mysql 5.0.3+, MariaDB 5.0.3+, PostgresSQL 8.1.4+)
  • PHP 5.3.0+
  • Web Server (Apache, Nginx)

Before you begin

Check the CentOS version.

cat /etc/centos-release
# CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)

Create a new non-root user account with sudo access and switch to it.

useradd -c "John Doe" johndoe && passwd johndoe
usermod -aG wheel johndoe
su - johndoe

NOTE: Replace johndoe with your username.

Set up the timezone.

timedatectl list-timezones
sudo timedatectl set-timezone 'Region/City'

Ensure that your system is up to date.

sudo yum update -y

Install required and useful packages.

sudo yum install -y wget vim unzip bash-completion

Disable SELinux.

sudo setenforce 0

Step 1 - Install PHP

Setup the Webtatic YUM repo.

sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm
sudo rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm

Install PHP 7.1 and necessary extensions.

sudo yum install -y php71w php71w-cli php71w-fpm php71w-mysql php71w-common php71w-xml php71w-zip php71w-sqlite3 php71w-gd php71w-mbstring php71w-mcrypt php71w-soap php71w-mysqlnd php71w-pgsql php71w-curl

Check the version.

php --version
# PHP 7.1.14 (cli) (built: Feb  4 2018 09:05:29) ( NTS )
# Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group
# Zend Engine v3.1.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

Start and enable PHP-FPM.

sudo systemctl start php-fpm.service
sudo systemctl enable php-fpm.service

Step 2 - Install MariaDB and create database

Download and install MariaDB.

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

# Copy/paste this to the /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo file

[mariadb]
name = MariaDB
baseurl = https://yum.mariadb.org/10.2/centos7-amd64
gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB
gpgcheck=1


sudo yum install -y MariaDB-server MariaDB-client

Check the version.

mysql --version && mysqld --version
# mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.2.14-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1
# mysqld  Ver 10.2.14-MariaDB for Linux on x86_64 (MariaDB Server)

Start and enable MariaDB.

sudo systemctl start mariadb.service
sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service

Run the mysql_secure_installation script to improve the security of your MariaDB installation.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Log into MariaDB as the root user.

mysql -u root -p
# Enter password:

Create a new MariaDB database and user, and remember the credentials.

CREATE DATABASE dbname CHARACTER SET utf8;
GRANT ALL ON dbname.* TO 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Exit MariaDB.

exit

Step 3 - Install and configure Nginx

Install Nginx.

sudo yum install -y nginx

Check the version.

sudo nginx -v
# nginx version: nginx/1.12.2

Start and enable Nginx.

sudo systemctl start nginx.service
sudo systemctl enable nginx.service

Configure Nginx. Run sudo vim /etc/nginx/conf.d/dolibarr.conf and copy/paste the following.

server {
  listen [::]:80;
  listen 80;

  server_name example.com; # Check this
  root /var/www/dolibarr/htdocs; # Check this

  index index.php index.html index.htm;
  charset utf-8;

  location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php;
  }

  location ~ [^/]\.php(/|$) {
    try_files $uri =404;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
    fastcgi_read_timeout 600;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
  }

}

Test the configuration.

sudo nginx -t

Reload Nginx.

sudo systemctl reload nginx.service

Step 4 - Install Composer

To install Dolibarr, we will need to install Composer.

php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', 'composer-setup.php') === '544e09ee996cdf60ece3804abc52599c22b1f40f4323403c44d44fdfdd586475ca9813a858088ffbc1f233e9b180f061') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Check the Composer version.

composer --version
# Composer version 1.6.3 2018-01-31 16:28:17

Step 5 - Install Dolibarr

Create a document root directory.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/dolibarr

Change ownership of the /var/www/dolibarr directory to johndoe.

sudo chown -R johndoe:johndoe /var/www/dolibarr

Download the latest stable release of Dolibarr from the command line.

cd /var/www/dolibarr
composer create-project dolibarr/dolibarr .

Change ownership of the /var/www/dolibarr directory to nginx.

sudo chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/dolibarr

Run sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf and set the user and group to nginx. Initially, it will be set to user and group apache.

sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf
# user = nginx
# group = nginx

Restart php-fpm.service.

sudo systemctl restart php-fpm.service

Using your preferred web browser, open your http://example.com/install/ page and follow the Dolibarr installer. After following the installation wizard, you will have Dolibarr ERP/CRM up and running.

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