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How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

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Our tutorial for today is How to Install SugarCRM on Centos 7 in Simple Steps. SugarCRM Community Edition is a free and open source web-based customer relationship management software written in PHP. Customer Relations Management is a main component to any business with customer support, marketing and sales. SugarCRM is used to track customer orders and billing history and also used to catalog any complaints. SugarCRM allows you to customize and configure Sugar to meet your specific business needs. SugarCRM comes with three editions Community Edition, Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition. SugarCRM community edition is freely available to download and use. The key features of SugarCRM are Marketing Automation, Sales Force Automation, Email Integration, Customer Support, Social CRM, mobile CRM, reporting, project & activity management, and more.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to install SugarCRM CE on CentOS 7 server.

Requirements

  •  A server running CentOS 7.
  • A static IP address setup on your server.

Getting Started

First, you will need to update your OS with the latest release and update its installed packages and repositories using below command:

yum update -y

Once your system is up-to-date, you can proceed to the next step.

Install LAMP

In order to run SugarCRM, you will need to install LAMP server and other required PHP modules on your system.

You can install all of them by running the following command:

yum install php httpd mariadb mariadb-server php-mysqlnd php-opcache php-mbstring php-gd -y

Once all the packages are installed including their dependencies, start the Apache and MariaDB services then enable it to start on boot with the following command:

systemctl start httpd

systemctl start mariadb

systemctl enable httpd

systemctl enable mariadb

Configure MariaDB Database.

By default MariaDB installation is not secured, so you will need to secure it first.

To do so, run the following script:

mysql_secure_installation

Answer all the questions as shown below:

Enter current password for root (enter for none): Enter

Set root password? [Y/n]: n

Remove anonymous users? [Y/n]: Y

Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n]: Y

Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n]: Y

Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]: Y

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Next, log in to MySQL shell with the following command:

mysql -u root -p

Enter the root password when asked, then create a database and user for SugarCRM:

MariaDB [(none)]>CREATE DATABASE sugarcrm;

MariaDB [(none)]>GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON sugarcrm.* TO ‘crm’@’localhost’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’ WITH GRANT OPTION;

MariaDB [(none)]>flush privileges;

MariaDB [(none)]>exit;

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Next, you will need to edit “/etc/php.ini” to tune the PHP settings:

nano /etc/php.ini

Change the following line:

upload_max_filesize = 25M

Save and close the file, then restart apache service to implement the saved changes.

systemctl restart httpd

Install SugarCRM

First, you will need to download the latest community edition of SugarCRM from their official website. Once download is complete, extract the downloaded archive with the following command:

unzip SugarCE-6.5.24.zip

Next, move the extracted archive in Apache web root directory:

mv SugarCE-6.5.24 /var/www/html/SugarCRM

Give necessary permission to SugarCRM directory:

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

Next, you will need to allow HTTP on port `80` through firewalld. You can do this by running the following command:

firewall-cmd –zone=public –add-service=http –permanent

firewall-cmd –reload

Access SugarCRM Web Installation Wizard

Once everything is setup properly, it’s time to access SugarCRM web installation wizard.

Open your favourite web browser and type the URL http://your-server-ip/SugarCRM, you should see the SugarCRM Community Setup Wizard as below:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Next, click on the `Next` button. You should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Read and Accept the License agreement then Click on the “Next” button, you should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Here, choose the First option and click on the  “Next” button, you should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Here, specify the database type and click on the “Next” button, you should see the following database configuration page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Provide the database name, host name, Database admin username and password, then click on the “Next” button, you should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Next, provide SugarCRM admin username and password as you wish, then click on the `Next` button, Here, confirm all the setting and click on the “Next” button, you should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Now, click on the “Next” button to finish setup, you should see the following page:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Now, enter your admin user credentials to log in your SugarCRM community edition and start using your best customer relations management portal as shown below:

How to Install SugarCRM on CentOS 7 in Simple Steps

Summary

Congratulations! you have successfully installed SugarCRM on CentOS 7 server. You can now easily host SugarCRM in the production environment and customize it as per your requirements. Feel free to comment me if you have any questions.

Written By Hitesh Jethva. Over 5 years of experience as a Linux administrator. My skills include a depth knowledge of Rehat/Centos, Ubuntu nginx and Apache, Mysql, Subversion, Linux, Ubuntu, web hosting, web server, squied proxy, NFS, FTP, DNS, Samba, ldap, Openvpn, Haproxy, Amazon web services, WHMCS, Openstack Cloud, Postfix Mail Server, Security etc.

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