Novius OS is an open source cross-channel content management system designed as an applications platform. In this blog article we will explain how to install Novius OS on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, PHP and MariaDB,
Log in to your server as user root and make sure that all packages are up to date
yum -y update
Novius OS needs a blank SQL database, so we will install MariaDB server
yum install mariadb mariadb-server
Start the MariaDB database server and enable the service at boot time
systemctl start mariadb systemctl enable mariadb
Run the ‘mysql_secure_installation’ post installation script to secure MariaDB and set your MariaDB root password
Log in to the MariaDB server using the ‘root’ user and create new database and user
mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE noviusos; CREATE USER 'noviusosuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `noviusos`.* TO 'noviusosuser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Next, we will install Apache web server
yum install httpd
Start the Apache web server and add it to automatically start on the system start-up
systemctl start httpd systemctl enable httpd
Install PHP and few PHP modules
yum install php php-mysql php-common
Change the current working directory to Apache’s document root directory.
Download and execute Novius OS’s installation script using the following command
wget http://raw.github.com/novius-os/ci/master/dubrovka/tools/install.sh && sh install.sh
You will be prompted to enter an installation directory for Novius OS. If you want to use the default ‘novius-os’ directory just press enter and wait the installation process to complete.
Change the owner of the ‘novius-os’ directory
chown -R apache:apache novius-os/
PHP configuration directive ‘short_open_tag’ must be on in order to run Novius OS, so we need to edit the PHP configuration file. Execute the following command to find the location of the file
php --ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path: /etc Loaded Configuration File: /etc/php.ini Scan for additional .ini files in: /etc/php.d
We need to edit the loaded configuration file. Open the ‘/etc/php.ini’ file and make sure that the ‘short_open_tag’ directive is set to ‘On’.
In order to access Novius OS using your domain name, you need to create Apache virtual host. Create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ directory with the following content
Create the virtual host
vim /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.tld.conf ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/yourwebsite" ServerName yourdomain.tld ServerAlias www.yourdomain.tld ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.tld-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.tld-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/html/yourdomain.tld/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted
and restart Apache for the changes to take effect.
systemctl restart httpd
Open you favourite web browser, navigate to http://yourdomain.tld/ and follow the steps of the setup wizard to complete the installation.
Once everything is completed, execute the following commands
rm /var/www/html/novius-os/public/htdocs/install.php chmod og-w /var/www/html/novius-os/local/config
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