How to Install SuiteCRM on Ubuntu 22.04

how to install suitecrm on ubuntu 22.04

Suite CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management system written in PHP. Suite CRM is an extended version of SugarCRM and was developed when SugarCRM stopped its open-sourced version.

Now, Suite CRM as a system offers a variety of new modules such as Products, Quotes, Teams Security, Responsive Theme, and many more.

In this tutorial, we are going to explain in step-by-step detail how to install SuiteCRM with LAMP stack on Ubuntu 22.04 OS. Let’s get started!


  • A server with Ubuntu 22.04 as OS
  • User privileges: root or non-root user with sudo privileges
  • A valid domain with pointed A record to the server IP address

Step 1. Update the System

Before we start to install the software, we need to update the system packages to the latest versions available.

sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Install LAMP Stack

First of the LAMP stack will be the Apache Web server. To install the Apache Web server execute the following command:

sudo apt install apache2

Once installed, start and enable the service.

sudo systemctl enable apache2 && sudo systemctl start apache2

Check if the service is up and running:

sudo systemctl status apache2

You should receive the following output:

root@host:~# sudo systemctl status apache2
● apache2.service - The Apache HTTP Server
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/apache2.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Tue 2023-06-17 02:05:30 CDT; 4s ago
    Process: 39594 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/apachectl start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 39599 (apache2)
      Tasks: 6 (limit: 4571)
     Memory: 9.9M
        CPU: 529ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/apache2.service

Next, we will install PHP8.1. To install PHP8.1 with extensions, execute the following commands:

sudo apt-get install php8.1 php8.1-cli php8.1-common php8.1-imap php8.1-redis php8.1-snmp php8.1-xml php8.1-zip php8.1-mbstring php8.1-curl libapache2-mod-php php8.1-gd php8.1-intl php8.1-mysql -y

To check the installed PHP version, execute the following command php -v. You should receive the following output:

root@host:~# php -v
Created directory: /var/lib/snmp/cert_indexes
PHP 8.1.2-1ubuntu2.11 (cli) (built: Feb 22 2023 22:56:18) (NTS)
Copyright (c) The PHP Group
Zend Engine v4.1.2, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies
    with Zend OPcache v8.1.2-1ubuntu2.11, Copyright (c), by Zend Technologies

The last of the LAMP stack is the MariaDB database server. To install the MariaDB database server, execute the command below.

sudo apt install mariadb-server -y

Start and enable the mariadb.service with the following commands:

sudo systemctl start mariadb && sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Check the status of the mariadb.service

sudo systemctl status mariadb

You should receive the following output:

root@host:~# sudo systemctl status mariadb
● mariadb.service - MariaDB 10.6.12 database server
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mariadb.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: active (running) since Tue 2023-06-17 02:25:54 CDT; 11s ago
       Docs: man:mariadbd(8)
    Process: 43517 ExecStartPre=/usr/bin/install -m 755 -o mysql -g root -d /var/run/mysqld (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Process: 43518 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c systemctl unset-environment _WSREP_START_POSITION (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Process: 43520 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c [ ! -e /usr/bin/galera_recovery ] && VAR= ||   VAR=`cd /usr/bin/..; /usr/bin/galera_recovery`; [ $? -eq 0 ]   && systemctl s>
    Process: 43565 ExecStartPost=/bin/sh -c systemctl unset-environment _WSREP_START_POSITION (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Process: 43567 ExecStartPost=/etc/mysql/debian-start (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
   Main PID: 43550 (mariadbd)
     Status: "Taking your SQL requests now..."
      Tasks: 16 (limit: 4571)
     Memory: 61.2M
        CPU: 801ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/mariadb.service
             └─43550 /usr/sbin/mariadbd

Step 3. Create SuiteCRM database and user

Next, we need to create a SuiteCRM database, the SuiteCRM user, and grant the permissions for that user to the database.

 CREATE USER 'suitecrm'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YourStrongPasswordHere';
 GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON suitecrm.* TO 'suitecrm'@'localhost';

Step 4. Download and Install SuiteCRM

Go to the Apache default document root and download SuiteCRM

cd /var/www/html/

Unzip and set the right permissions.



Set the correct permissions:

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

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

Step 5. Create Apache Virtual Host File

Go into the Apache directory and create a configuration file for the SuiteCRM.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/

touch suitecrm.conf

Open the file, paste the following lines of code, save the file and close it.

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/public

<Directory /var/www/html/>
AllowOverride All

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


Enable the Apache configuration for SuiteCRM and rewrite the module.

sudo a2enmod rewrite

sudo a2ensite suitecrm.conf

Check the syntax:

apachectl -t

You should receive the following output:

root@vps:~# apachectl -t
Syntax OK

If the syntax is OK, restartd the Apache service.

Need a fast and easy fix?
✔ Unlimited Managed Support
✔ Supports Your Software
✔ 2 CPU Cores
✔ 2 GB RAM
✔ 50 GB PCIe4 NVMe Disk
✔ 1854 GeekBench Score
✔ Unmetered Data Transfer

Now just $43 .99

systemctl reload apache2

Once the Apache service is restarted, you can finish the SuiteCRM installation at

Step 6. Finish SuiteCRM installation

On the first window, you need to configure the database credentials you set in the previous steps and enter your administrator username and password.

Once done, please allow some time for the installation to complete. You will be automatically redirected to the login form

Once logged in, you will see the following screen.

That was all. You successfully installed and configured SuiteCRM on Ubuntu 22.04 with the LAMP stack.

If you do not want to configure it on your own, you can sign up for one of our NVMe VPS plans and submit a support ticket. Our admins are available 24/7 and will start work on your request immediately. Always trust our epic support.

If you liked this post on how to install SuiteCRM on Ubuntu 22.04, please share it with your friends on social networks or simply leave a reply below. Thanks.

Leave a Comment