In this tutorial, we will provide you a detailed instruction on how to install OroCRM Community Edition, on CentOS 7.OroCRM is a free and open source CRM software. It is very flexible, easy to use, and it can integrate with other softwares like Magento. It cames with buil-in automation tools for marketing your eCommerce business. OroCRM is complete CRM solutions for both sales and marketing. Let’s get started with the installation of OroCRM on your Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Server
Install Nginx, run and enable it on boot.
In this tutorial, we will use Nginx with PHP-FPM and PHP 7.1, we have to use PHP version higher than 7.0 to install OroCRM
sudo yum -y install nginx sudo systemctl start nginx sudo systemctl enable nginx
We will use Remi repository to install the latest builds of PHP 7. First, we have to add and enable the repository.
sudo rpm -Uvh http://rpms.remirepo.net/enterprise/remi-release-7.rpm sudo yum -y install yum-utils sudo yum-config-manager --enable remi-php71
Install PHP 7.1 with the required modules
sudo yum -y install php php-fpm php-ctype php-curl php-intl php-json php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-fileinfo php-gd php-tokenizer php-xml php-mysql php-pcre php-simplexml php-zip php-posix php-tidy php-soap php-opcache
Edit the default PHP configuration file.
sudo nano /etc/php.ini
Increase memory limit and change your timezone value
date.timezone = America/Los_Angeles memory_limit = 512M cgi.fix_pathinfo=0
Edit the PHP-FPM configuration file.
sudo nano /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf
We will change php-fpm default configuration, its user and group, and the listening port to Unix socket file.
user = nginx group = nginx ;listen = 127.0.0.1:9000
Comment out or remove the above line and add the following line.
listen = /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock listen.owner = nobody listen.group = nobody
Start PHP-FPM and enable it to start at boot.
sudo systemctl start php-fpm sudo systemctl enable php-fpm
Change the ownership of PHP-FPM socket file to Nginx user.
sudo chown nginx:nginx /var/run/php-fpm/php-fpm.sock
sudo yum -y install mariadb mariadb-server
Start MariaDB and enable it at boot.
sudo systemctl start mariadb sudo systemctl enable mariadb
Then, we need to run mysql_secure_installation script to secure MariaDB Server.
In this step, you will be asked for the current MariaDB root password. Then, set a strong password for the root user and answer Y to all the other questions asked thereafter.
Create the Database for OroCRM
Log in to the MySQL shell as the root user by running.
mysql -u root -p
You will be asked for MariaDB root password you created earlier.
Run the following queries to create a database and a database user for OroCRM installation.
CREATE DATABASE orocrm_db; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON orocrm_db.* TO 'orocrm_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'ModifyThisPassword';; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
Make sure to change ModifyThisPassword to a very strong and hard to guess password.
Install Node.js, Git and Composer
sudo curl --silent --location https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_9.x | sudo bash - sudo yum -y install nodejs git
sudo curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
Move Composer to the /usr/bin directory so that it can be executed from anywhere in the system.
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/bin/composer
Provide execution permission to the Composer.
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/composer
There are many ways to download OroCRM (https://oroinc.com/orocrm/download), the most appropriate way to get the most updated version is to clone the repository through Git.
cd /usr/share/nginx/ sudo git clone -b 2.6.1 https://github.com/oroinc/crm-application.git orocrm
Copy the example parameters file to the default parameters file used by OroCRM.
cd orocrm sudo cp app/config/parameters.yml.dist app/config/parameters.yml
next step is to update the parameters.yml file to provide database configuration.
sudo nano app/config/parameters.yml
Find the following lines.
database_driver: pdo_mysql database_host: 127.0.0.1 database_port: ~ database_name: orocrm database_user: root database_password: ~
Update the above configuration according to the database you have created to store OroCRM data. In our case, it should look like this.
database_driver: pdo_mysql database_host: 127.0.0.1 database_port: 3306 database_name: orocrm_db database_user: orocrm_user database_password: ModifyThisPassword
If you have an SMTP server and you wish to use email sending feature, you can update the mailer settings.
You can also skip it by leaving the existing values. You can always change email configuration through the dashboard.
Set a random string in secret by replacing ThisTokenIsNotSoSecretChangeIt.
You can generate a random string using the pwgen utility.
To generate a random string, run
pwgen -s 64 1
If you don’t have pwgen, you can install the utility by running
sudo yum install pwgen -y
Save the file and exit from the editor.
Install the required PHP dependencies through composer.
sudo composer install --prefer-dist --no-dev
–no-dev means that the Composer will only install the dependencies required to run the web server in production mode.
Install the application.
sudo php app/console oro:install --env=prod --timeout=600
This will build the web cache and write the database. The installation will only proceed if all required dependencies are installed.
During the installation, you will be asked few questions for setting up the administrator account. The questions are as follows.
Administration setup. Application URL (http://localhost): http://orocrm.yourdomain.com Organization name (OroCRM): My Organization Username (admin): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org First name: John Last name: Doe Password: Load sample data (y/n): y
Provide the information. Load the sample data to evaluate the product before using it for production.
Warm up the API documentation cache:
sudo php app/console oro:api:doc:cache:clear
Create an Nginx server block file to serve the application to the users.
sudo nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/orocrm.yourdomain.conf
Make sure that you change the orocrm.yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.
Check the Nginx configuration file for any errors.
sudo nginx -t
Make sure you don’t see any error messages.
Provide the ownership of the OrOCRM files to the Nginx user.
sudo chown -R nginx: /usr/share/nginx/orocrm
Restart Nginx to apply the new configuration.
sudo systemctl restart nginx
Setup Scheduled Tasks and Background Jobs
To automatically run the scheduled tasks you can add a Cron job entry. Open crontab.
sudo crontab -e
Add the following line to the file.
*/1 * * * * /usr/bin/php /usr/share/nginx/orocrm/app/console oro:cron --env=prod > /dev/null
This will run the cron job every minute so that the scheduled tasks such as email queues are processed earliest.
You will also need to setup Supervisor to run the Message Queue service. It is required that at least one process is running at all times for a consumer to process the messages. A consumer can normally interrupt the message process through many ways. To ensure that the service is running continuously, we will use the Supervisor service. We will configure Supervisor to run four processes in parallel. If any of the four processes is stopped for any reason, the Supervisor will try to start it again.
sudo yum -y install supervisor
Edit the Supervisor configuration file
sudo nano /etc/supervisord.conf
Add the following lines at the end of the file
[program:oro_message_consumer] command=/usr/bin/php /usr/share/nginx/orocrm/app/console --env=prod --no-debug oro:message-queue:consume process_name=%(program_name)s_%(process_num)02d numprocs=4 autostart=true autorestart=true startsecs=0 user=nginx redirect_stderr=true
Start and enable Supervisor to automatically start at boot time.
sudo systemctl enable supervisord sudo systemctl start supervisord
OroCRM is now installed on your server at http://orocrm.yourdomain.com. Log in using the administrator username and password you have set earlier during the installation. To learn more about OroCRM, you can visit its official website.
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