How to Install SuiteCRM on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, I will show you How to Install SuiteCRM on CentOS

SuiteCRM is a software fork of the popular customer relationship management (CRM) system from SugarCRM.It is a free and open source alternative application based on the last open-source SugarCRM release and contains many additional enhancements and new modules.

First, you need to create an account in VPSie.You can create a free account by following this link.

After, fund your account and click Add VPS button.Now create VPS server with CentOS 7 installed on it.

Be secure that you select this OS when you created the server.

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The SuiteCRM doesn’t need so much space.

Can work with all VPSie plans so you can choose which you want.Now follow all steps to successfully install.

First, before installing any package you need to update packages by following this command

yum -y update

Installing Apache

After, SuiteCRM requires web server so we’re going to install Apache.

To install follow these command:

yum -y install httpd

And run this command to start Apache

systemctl start httpd systemctl enable httpd

Installing Webtatic

To install Webtatic repository we need to install EPEL repository because EPEL repository is required before we install Webtatic repository.

To install EPEL repository run this command :

yum -y install epel-release yum -y update yum clean all

After, we are eligible to install Webtatic repository.So we can do it by following this command:

rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm yum -y update

Installing PHP

To install PHP 7.0 we need to install all PHP modules. So you can install all with this command:

yum -y install php70w php70w-mysql php70w-xml php70w-json php70w-gd php70w-mbstring php70w-zip php70w-imap php70w-pcre php70w-zlib php70w-curl

After, when PHP 7.0 is installed we need to configure php.ini.We can open and edit /etc/php.ini with nano.

If you don’t have nano installed in you server run this command yum install nano

Edit php.ini by following this command:

 

nano /etc/php.ini

Find the lines and edit like this

; Maximum amount of memory a script may consume (128MB)
; http://php.net/memory-limit
memory_limit = 128M

; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
; http://php.net/upload-max-filesize
upload_max_filesize = 2M

upload_max_filesize = 20M

After, save those changes, restart Apache to be affected.

Installing MariaDB

To install MariaDB follow this VPSie article https://vpsie.com/knowledge-base/installing-mysql-server-centos-7-0-linux-vps/

Installing SuiteCRM

After installing MariaDB, download SuiteCRM by running this command:

cd /opt wget https://suitecrm.com/files/152/SuiteCRM%207.7/105/SuiteCRM-7.7.9.zip

You can check newer versions in https://suitecrm.com/download.

Now extract the files using the following command.

unzip SuiteCRM-7.7.9.zip

After unzipping, move all files to the web directory.

mv SuiteCRM-7.7.9/* /var/www/html cd /var/www/html

And provide the owner ship of the files

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

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html setsebool httpd_can_network_connect_db=on setsebool httpd_can_network_connect=on setsebool httpd_can_sendmail=on setsebool httpd_unified=on

Final

Go to http://yourIPaddress or http://yourdomain.com to see web interface.

After finish wizard steps and you have successfully installed SuiteCRM on CentOS 7.

If you would like to install Letsencrypt to obtain free SSL certificate  :

yum install epel-release mod_ssl

yum install python-certbot-apache

certbot --apache -d example.com

certbot --apache -d example.com 

certbot renew

To automate this renewal process you may setup a cronjob. Firstly, open the crontab:

crontab -e

This job can be safely scheduled to run every Monday at midnight:

0 0 * * 1 /usr/bin/certbot renew >> /var/log/sslfree.log

The output of the script will be piped to /var/log/sslfree.log file.

Enjoy!

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