In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of CumulusClips on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, CumulusClips is a free and open source video sharing script that allows users to create their own video sharing website just like one of the most popular websites around, Youtube. CumulusClips is very easy to use and its installation is fast and straightforward.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation CumulusClips on a CentOS 7 server.
Install CumulusClips on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum -y update
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install rwuired PHP modules:
yum install php-mysql php-xml php-curl php-mbstring php-gd
Step 3. Installing CumulusClips.
First thing to do is to go to CumulusClips’s download page and download the latest stable version of CumulusClips, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.3.1:
Unpack the CumulusClips archive to the document root directory on your server:
unzip cumulusclips.zip -d /var/www/html
We will need to change some folders permissions:
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/cumulusclips
Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for CumulusClips.
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 CumulusClips. 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 CumulusClips installation:
CREATE DATABASE umulusclips;
CREATE USER 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `umulusclips`.* TO 'umulusclipsuser'@'localhost';
Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for CumulusClips.
We will create Apache virtual host for your WordPress website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:
Next, create the virtual host:
Add the following lines:
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Require all granted
Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effects:
systemctl restart httpd.service
Next, allow the Apache ports in the server firewall:
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http
firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=https
Step 6. Accessing CumulusClips.
CumulusClips will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/cc-install or http://server-ip/cc-install and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed CumulusClips. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CumulusClips on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official CumulusClips web site.