Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install required PHP modules:
yum -y install php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mssql php-snmp php-soap php-tidy curl curl-devel
Step 3. Installing Akaunting on CentOS 7.
The first thing to do is to go to Akaunting’s download page and download the latest stable version of Akaunting,:
cd /var/www/akaunting curl -O -J -L https://akaunting.com/download.php?version=latest unzip Akaunting_1.1.15-Stable.zip
We will need to change some folders permissions:
chown -R chown apache:apache -R /var/www/akaunting
Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Akaunting.
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. you should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB:
Configure it like this:
- Set root password? [Y/n] y - 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
Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Akaunting. Run the following command:
mysql -u root -p
This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Akaunting installation:
MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE dbname; MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL ON dbname.* TO 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; MariaDB [(none)]> EXIT;
Step 5. Configure Apache web server for Akaunting.
We will create Apache virtual host for your Akaunting website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:
nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
Next, create the virtual host:
mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf
Add the following lines:
ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "/var/www/akaunting" ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/akaunting/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted
Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effect:
systemctl restart httpd.service
Step 6. Accessing Akaunting.
Akaunting will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/ or http://server-ip and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Akaunting. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Akaunting online accounting software on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Akaunting web site.
For Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2
sudo systemctl enable apache2
sudo systemctl start apache2