Sugar CRM is a web based customer relationship management (CRM) system written in PHP. It is available in three different editions: Community Edition (which is free), Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition. This blog post covers the installation of the free Community Edition of Sugar CRM on a CentOS/Fedora/Scientitic Linux VPS which is pretty easy and fast.
In order to run Sugar CRM on your server, you need to have MySQL database server and Apache web server installed. Both are coming pre-installed with all our ‘full’ OS templates.
At the very beginning of the installation, update your system:
# yum -y update
We need to allow files of at least 6 MB to be uploaded in the PHP configuration file. You can find the location of the PHP configuration file with the following command:
# php -i |grep php.ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php.ini
Open the configuration file and make sure that ‘upload_max_size’ is set to 6M or more:
# vi /etc/php.ini upload_max_filesize = 6M
and restart the web server:
# service httpd restart
Download the latest release of the Sugar CRM community edition from http://sourceforge.net/projects/sugarcrm/files/1%20-%20SugarCRM%206.5.X/SugarCommunityEdition-6.5.X which currently is 6.5.16
# wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/sugarcrm/1%20-%20SugarCRM%206.5.X/SugarCommunityEdition-6.5.X/SugarCE-6.5.16.zip
Unzip the zip archive to the document root directory:
# unzip SugarCE-6.5.16.zip -d /var/www/html
We will rename the extracted directory to something simpler:
# mv SugarCE-Full-6.5.16 sugarcrm
and this directory needs to be owned by the Apache user:
# chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/sugarcrm
Next, create a MySQL database and user for Sugar CRM:
echo "CREATE DATABASE sugarcrm;" | mysql -u root -p echo "CREATE USER 'sugarcrmuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YOUR_PASSWORD';" | mysql -u root -p echo "GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON sugarcrm.* TO 'sugarcrmuser'@'localhost';" | mysql -u root -p echo "FLUSH PRIVILEGES;" | mysql -u root -p
On the next screen you will see instructions and requirement for the installation.
That’s all. Sugar CRM Community Edition is successfully installed on your server. Now, you can log in to Sugar CRM with your admin account and continue with the configuration.
Of course, if you are one of our Linux VPS Hosting customers, you don’t have to do any of this, simply ask our admins, sit back and relax. Our admins will install Sugar CRM for you immediately.
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