Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7

cumuCumulusClips is a free and open source video sharing script that allows users to create their own video sharing website just like one of the most popular websites around, Youtube. CumulusClips is very easy to use and its installation is fast and straightforward. In this article we will guide you through the installation of CumulusClips on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and Maria DB.

In order to run CumulusClips, the following requirements have to be installed on your CentOS server:
– Apache web server
– MySQL/MariaDB server
– PHP version 5.2 or newer

Log in to your CentOS server via SSH as user root

ssh rooot@your_IP

and execute the following command to update all services installed on your server.

yum -y update

Install MariaDB server

yum install mariadb mariadb-server

Once the database server is installed, start the MariaDB database server and enable it to start at the boot time:

systemctl start mariadb
systemctl enable mariadb

Run the mysql_secure_installation script to secure the database server and set your MariaDB root password.

After that, log in to the MariaDB server using the MySQL ‘root’ user and create new database and user for CumulusClips.

mysql -u root -p

CREATE DATABASE umulusclips;
CREATE USER 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `umulusclips`.* TO 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost';

Don’t forget to replace ‘PASSWORD’ with an actual strong password.

Next, install Apache web server on your CentOS VPS:

yum install httpd

Start the web server and add it to automatically start on the system start-up:

systemctl start httpd
systemctl enable httpd

Install PHP and several PHP modules:

php php-mysql pcre php-common php-xml php-gd php-curl

Go to CumulusClips official website and download the latest stable release of the application (currently version 2.3.1 ) to your server:


Unpack the ‘’ archive to the document root directory on your server:

unzip -d /var/www/html

Usually the document root directory on all CentOS servers is ‘/var/www/html’. You can confirm this using the following command:

grep -i '^documentroot' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

Set the Apache user to be owner of the CumulusClips files:

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/cumulusclips

Next, create Apache virtual host for your domain. Lets assume that your domain name is .

Create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ directory with the following content:

vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf
IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf

Create the directory and the virtual host:

mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/

vim /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/

<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80>
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/cumulusclips/"
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/"
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/" combined

<Directory "/var/www/html/cumulusclips/">
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Restart the Apache web server for the changes to take effect.

systemctl restart httpd

Once everything is properly installed and configured, navigate your favorite web browser to to access the CumulusClips installation wizard, and follow the steps to complete the installation.

Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install CumulusClips for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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