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Hello,

php n00b here,

Does anyone have experience installing vtiger-CRM on webfaction?

I assume I have to create a Static/CGI/PHP-5.4 application?

And then follow this?

https://wiki.vtiger.com/index.php/Installation_with_Source

Any hints appreciated,

update: Here's a tutorial to install on an Ubuntu server machine,

(however, I'm not sure how that applies on webfaction, as I won't have root priviledges)

asked 23 Apr '12, 11:14

alphydan
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edited 23 Apr '12, 12:01

Hi Seanf,

Thank you for the suggestions, I take it when you say

$ tar zxf ~/vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz --strip 1

you mean

$ tar zxf vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz --strip 1

without the "~" ? One of the things that tripped me was that I chose https and then forgot the "secure". Now it works. Thank you for the tip.

(23 Apr '12, 17:27) alphydan

Sorry, I moved your comment to the wrong part of this topic, and I don't have a way to move it back.

To answer your question, I meant "tar zxf ~/vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz --strip 1", which is what I wrote in my original answer. The first two commands in my answer would have caused vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz to be saved in the root of your home directory, so if you followed those steps exactly as I presented them, then they should have worked.

At any rate, glad to hear that you have this working - good luck with your site!

(23 Apr '12, 17:35) seanf

Thanks for the clarification. If it's of any use to others, I've written a quick tutorial on how to set it up, http://renooble.tumblr.com/post/21701699160/installing-vtiger-on-webfaction-for-crm

(25 Apr '12, 05:45) alphydan

vtiger looks like a fairly standard PHP app, so you don't need root privileges to install it. The following steps should get your most of the way there:

  1. Create a new MySQL database in the control panel and make a note of the database name and password.
  2. Create a new Static/CGI/PHP app in the control panel.
  3. Create a site to serve your new app.
  4. SSH into your server to download and extract vtiger:
    cd ~
    wget http://freefr.dl.sourceforge.net/project/vtigercrm/vtiger%20CRM%205.4.0/Core%20Product/vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz
    cd ~/webapps/vtiger
    tar zxf ~/vtigercrm-5.4.0.tar.gz --strip 1
  5. Visit the URL of the site you created in step 3 to complete the installation.
Hope that helps!

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answered 23 Apr '12, 16:12

seanf
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