Install Novius OS on a CentOS 7 VPS

logo-novius-os-hdNovius 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 USER 'noviusosuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `noviusos`.* TO 'noviusosuser'@'localhost';

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.

cd /var/www/html/

Download and execute Novius OS’s installation script using the following command

wget && 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

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

Create the virtual host

vim /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.tld.conf

ServerAdmin webmaster@yourdomain.tld
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

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 Novius OS for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.

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