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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 software on a Linux VPS, so if you like to have your own CRM application on your server you can proceed with the following steps.

In this tutorial we will show you how to install the latest version of Vtiger CRM on a CentOS 7 VPS. 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. To check the PHP version on your server, you can log in to your server via SSH and run the following command:

php -v

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.

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

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

tar -xzvf vtigercrm6.2.0.tar.gz

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

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

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

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.

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.

systemctl restart httpd

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

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  • i finnaly got it to work. i used following command: [kim@localhost vtigercrm]$ getenforce Enforcing [kim@localhost vtigercrm]$ sudo setenforce 0 [kim@localhost vtigercrm]$ then i checked the site, and the setup wizard shows! :D

  • these are the errors now. Warning: Directory /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/utils/../../test/vtlib/HTML not writable, please alter file permissions in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/htmlpurifier/library/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer.php on line 165 Warning: Directory /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/utils/../../test/vtlib/HTML not writable, please alter file permissions in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/htmlpurifier/library/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer.php on line 165 Warning: Directory /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/utils/../../test/vtlib/HTML not writable, please alter file permissions in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/htmlpurifier/library/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer.php on line 165 Warning: mkdir(): Permission denied in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/Viewer.php on line 58 Warning: mkdir(): Permission denied in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/Viewer.php on line 58 Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'SmartyException' with message 'unable to write file /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/../../test/templates_c/vlayout/wrt5840678c300c2' in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/Smarty/libs/sysplugins/smarty_internal_write_file.php:44 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/Smarty/libs/sysplugins/smarty_internal_template.php(201): Smarty_Internal_Write_File::writeFile('/var/www/html/v...', 'compileTemplateSource() #2 /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/Smarty/libs/sysplugins/smarty_internal_templatebase.php(374): Smarty_Internal_TemplateBase->fetch('modules/Vtiger/...', NULL, NULL, NULL, true) #3 /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/Viewer.php(177): Smarty_Internal_TemplateBase->display('modules/Vtiger/...') #4 /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/main/WebUI.php(202): Vtiger_Viewer->view('OperationNotPer...', 'Vtig in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/Smarty/libs/sysplugins/smarty_internal_write_file.php on line 44

  • A small edit, i set error reporting different, now it is showing Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerAppender.php on line 73 Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerPropertyConfigurator.php on line 565 Notice: Only variable references should be returned by reference in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerAppender.php on line 73 if i remove show error, then i just get a error 500.

  • I cant get it to work. I get alot of Stricts Standards errors(this is some of them), and i have checked permissions, and owner of files. Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::internalDebugging() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 49 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::debug() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerPropertyConfigurator.php on line 352 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::log() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 71 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::internalDebugging() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 49 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLogger() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/database/PearDatabase.php on line 20 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLoggerRepository() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 91 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerHierarchy::singleton() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 103 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::debug() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerHierarchy.php on line 220 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::log() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 71 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::internalDebugging() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 49 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::internalDebugging() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 49 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::debug() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerHierarchy.php on line 229 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::log() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 71 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLog::internalDebugging() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerLog.php on line 49 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLogger() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/database/PearDatabase.php on line 118 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLoggerRepository() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 91 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerHierarchy::singleton() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 103 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerLevel::getLevelInfo() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerCategory.php on line 384 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLogger() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/include/database/PearDatabase.php on line 118 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerManager::getLoggerRepository() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 91 Strict Standards: Non-static method LoggerHierarchy::singleton() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/LoggerManager.php on line 103 Strict Standards: Declaration of Users::insertIntoEntityTable() should be compatible with CRMEntity::insertIntoEntityTable($table_name, $module, $fileid = '') in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/Users/Users.php on line 1645 Strict Standards: Declaration of Users::save() should be compatible with CRMEntity::save($module_name, $fileid = '') in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/Users/Users.php on line 1645 Strict Standards: Declaration of Users::get_column_value() should be compatible with CRMEntity::get_column_value($columnname, $fldvalue, $fieldname, $uitype, $datatype = '') in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/Users/Users.php on line 1645 Strict Standards: Declaration of Activity::get_full_list() should be compatible with CRMEntity::get_full_list($order_by = '', $where = '') in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/Calendar/Activity.php on line 1124 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 17 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 18 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 19 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 20 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 21 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 22 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 23 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 24 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 25 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 26 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 27 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 28 Notice: Undefined variable: mod_strings in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/modules/CustomView/CustomView.php on line 29 Strict Standards: Declaration of Vtiger_LanguageExport::__initExport() should be compatible with Vtiger_PackageExport::__initExport($module, $moduleInstance) in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/vtlib/Vtiger/LanguageExport.php on line 16 Strict Standards: Declaration of Vtiger_LanguageExport::export_Dependencies() should be compatible with Vtiger_PackageExport::export_Dependencies($moduleInstance) in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/vtlib/Vtiger/LanguageExport.php on line 16 Strict Standards: Declaration of Vtiger_LanguageImport::initImport() should be compatible with Vtiger_PackageImport::initImport($zipfile, $overwrite = true) in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/vtlib/Vtiger/LanguageImport.php on line 16 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::_init() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 803 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::localName() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 728 Strict Standards: Declaration of Vtiger_View_Controller::preProcessTplName() should be compatible with Vtiger_Action_Controller::preProcessTplName() in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/Controller.php on line 288 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::start() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/http/Session.php on line 38 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::name() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 155 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::detectID() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 158 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::useCookies() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 291 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::name() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 292 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::name() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 293 Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/helpers/LoggerOptionConverter.php:174) in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/HTTP_Session/Session.php on line 161 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::id() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/http/Session.php on line 39 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::isIdle() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/http/Session.php on line 44 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::isExpired() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/http/Session.php on line 44 Notice: Undefined index: authenticated_user_id in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/main/WebUI.php on line 38 Strict Standards: Non-static method HTTP_Session::get() should not be called statically in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/http/Session.php on line 61 Notice: Undefined index: language in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/BaseModel.php on line 31 Notice: Undefined index: current_language in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/runtime/Globals.php on line 21 Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/www/html/vtigercrm/libraries/log4php.debug/helpers/LoggerOptionConverter.php:174) in /var/www/html/vtigercrm/includes/main/WebUI.php on line 124

      • drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Sep 5 20:26 anaconda drwxr-x---. 2 root root 22 Sep 5 20:26 audit -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 13306 Sep 5 23:01 boot.log -rw-------. 1 root utmp 0 Sep 5 20:16 btmp drwxr-xr-x. 2 chrony chrony 6 Nov 24 2015 chrony -rw-------. 1 root root 4321 Sep 6 00:51 cron drwxr-xr-x. 2 lp sys 54 Sep 5 13:26 cups -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 122335 Sep 6 2016 dmesg -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 122187 Sep 5 20:26 dmesg.old -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 3825 Sep 5 23:49 firewalld drwx--x--x. 2 root gdm 4096 Sep 5 23:01 gdm drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 6 Mar 10 19:28 glusterfs drwx------. 2 root root 102 Sep 5 23:36 httpd -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 292584 Sep 5 23:39 lastlog drwx------. 3 root root 17 Sep 5 20:16 libvirt -rw-------. 1 root root 396 Sep 5 23:01 maillog drwxr-x---. 2 mysql mysql 24 Sep 5 23:39 mariadb -rw-------. 1 root root 475641 Sep 6 00:52 messages drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 17 Sep 5 20:16 pluto drwx------. 2 root root 6 Jun 10 2014 ppp drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 6 Nov 20 2015 qemu-ga drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 40 Sep 5 23:53 sa drwx------. 3 root root 16 Sep 5 20:15 samba -rw-------. 1 root root 10352 Sep 6 00:48 secure drwx------. 2 root root 6 Jun 10 2014 speech-dispatcher -rw-------. 1 root root 0 Sep 5 20:16 spooler -rw-------. 1 root root 0 Sep 5 20:14 tallylog drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 22 Sep 5 13:26 tuned -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 80 Sep 5 23:01 wpa_supplicant.log -rw-rw-r--. 1 root utmp 9216 Sep 6 00:50 wtmp -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 83889 Sep 6 00:53 Xorg.0.log -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 21451 Sep 5 14:06 Xorg.0.log.old -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 2300 Sep 5 14:06 Xorg.1.log -rw-------. 1 root root 1464 Sep 5 23:46 yum.log what should i change here, can u help me

        • drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 4096 Sep 5 20:26 anaconda drwxr-x---. 2 root root 22 Sep 5 20:26 audit -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 13306 Sep 5 23:01 boot.log -rw-------. 1 root utmp 0 Sep 5 20:16 btmp drwxr-xr-x. 2 chrony chrony 6 Nov 24 2015 chrony -rw-------. 1 root root 4321 Sep 6 00:51 cron drwxr-xr-x. 2 lp sys 54 Sep 5 13:26 cups -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 122335 Sep 6 2016 dmesg -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 122187 Sep 5 20:26 dmesg.old -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 3825 Sep 5 23:49 firewalld drwx--x--x. 2 root gdm 4096 Sep 5 23:01 gdm drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 6 Mar 10 19:28 glusterfs drwx------. 2 root root 102 Sep 5 23:36 httpd -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 292584 Sep 5 23:39 lastlog drwx------. 3 root root 17 Sep 5 20:16 libvirt -rw-------. 1 root root 396 Sep 5 23:01 maillog drwxr-x---. 2 mysql mysql 24 Sep 5 23:39 mariadb -rw-------. 1 root root 475641 Sep 6 00:52 messages drwxr-xr-x. 3 root root 17 Sep 5 20:16 pluto drwx------. 2 root root 6 Jun 10 2014 ppp drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 6 Nov 20 2015 qemu-ga drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 40 Sep 5 23:53 sa drwx------. 3 root root 16 Sep 5 20:15 samba -rw-------. 1 root root 10352 Sep 6 00:48 secure drwx------. 2 root root 6 Jun 10 2014 speech-dispatcher -rw-------. 1 root root 0 Sep 5 20:16 spooler -rw-------. 1 root root 0 Sep 5 20:14 tallylog drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 22 Sep 5 13:26 tuned -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 80 Sep 5 23:01 wpa_supplicant.log -rw-rw-r--. 1 root utmp 9216 Sep 6 00:50 wtmp -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 83889 Sep 6 00:53 Xorg.0.log -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 21451 Sep 5 14:06 Xorg.0.log.old -rw-r--r--. 1 root root 2300 Sep 5 14:06 Xorg.1.log -rw-------. 1 root root 1464 Sep 5 23:46 yum.log what should i change here, can u help me

        • Try editing the following file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and change from Directory "/var/www/html" > ... AllowOverride None ... To Directory "/var/www/html" > ... AllowOverride All ...

          • Try editing the following file /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf and change from Directory "/var/www/html" > ... AllowOverride None ... To Directory "/var/www/html" > ... AllowOverride All ...

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  • Hi there, Thank you for your post. It's usefull. I'm trying to intall vtiger on Cent6.5 but got troble in step 3: vtigerdb -> This Database is not found.Try changing the Database settings Although I created database with name vtigerdb. Could you please support me in agent case. Thank you so much,