Install Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7

We will show you how to install  Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7 . Vtiger CRM is an open-source Customer Relationship Management application written in PHP. It offers features such as sales automation, marketing automation, analysis and reporting, customer support and many others. It is very easy to install this Vtiger CRM on CentOS 7,  so if you like to have your own CRM application on your server you can proceed with the following steps.

1. Install LAMP Stack and PHP

You need to have LAMP stack installed on your server. It is pretty easy to install LAMP stack on your Linux VPS if you do not have it already installed. Also, make sure that your server runs PHP version 5.5 or above since the latest version of Vtiger CRM (at the moment of writing is 6.2.0) requires PHP 5.5 or above.

2. Check the PHP version

To check the PHP version on your server, you can log in to your server via SSH and run the following command:

php -v

3. Upgrade your system software

Next, you need to upgrade your system software to the latest version available. You can do this by executing the following command:

yum update

The update should take no more than few minutes to complete, so once your system software is up to date you can proceed with the other steps of this tutorial.

4. Download the latest version of Vtiger CRM

Navigate to the /opt directory on your server and download the latest version of Vtiger CRM:

cd /opt
wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/vtigercrm/vtiger%20CRM%206.2.0/Core%20Product/vtigercrm6.2.0.tar.gz

5. Unpack Vtiger CRM

Once you download the archive, you can proceed and unpack the files:

tar -xzvf vtigercrm6.2.0.tar.gz

6. Change ownership of the files

Change the ownership of the files and move them to your /var/www/html directory:

chown apache: -R vtigercrm
mv vtigercrm /var/www/html/

7. Create a New MySQL Database

Vtiger CRM requires MySQL database to store its data and now it is the right time for you to create the database for your application. To do that you need to log in to your MySQL server:

mysql -u root -p

8. Configure MySQL Database

And execute the following commands one by one:

CREATE DATABASE vtiger;
CREATE USER 'vtiger_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PaSsWoRd';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `vtiger`.* TO 'vtiger_user'@'localhost';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

For security reasons you should use stronger password for your database user.

Now, access your Vtiger CRM application using your favorite web browser.

http://IP-ADDRESS/vtigercrm/

Replace IP-ADDRESS with the IP address of your CentOS VPS.

9. Continue With the Online Installation

You will have to enter the database information, create an Administrator user and set a password as well as some other similar things. Moreover, you may have to change some settings in your php.ini file. The installation setup will provide you with more information about the settings you need to change. Once you make the changes in your php.ini file, it is necessary to restart your Apache web server.

10. Restart Apache Server

systemctl restart httpd

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