How To Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04

r00t July 21, 2015

Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware in Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Tiki Wiki is an open-source Wiki-based content management system and online office suite written in PHP. TikiWiki can be used to create all sorts of Web applications, sites, portals, intranets, and extranets. TikiWiki offers a very large number of features “out-of-the-box”, arguably more than any other Open Source Web Application. Highly configurable & modular, all the features are optional and administered via a web-based interface.

Major features include a robust wiki engine, articles, forums, newsletters, blogs, a file/image gallery, bug & issue tracker, a links directory, polls/surveys and quizzes, a FAQ, a banner management system, a calendar, maps, Mobile Tiki (PDA and WAP access), RSS feeds, a category system, a theme control center, a workflow engine, live support, Shoutbox, an advanced user, group and permission system and more.

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. I will show you through the step by step installation Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04.

Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04

Step 1. First of all make sure that all packages are up to date.

Step 2. Install LAMP server and include some PHP extension.

Start service Apache web server and MySQL also enable it to start on boot of the server:

Step 3. Configure Apache web server.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache:

Then, run the following command:

Next, use the a2ensite to enable the ‘tiki.conf’ configuration in Apache:

Edit the ‘tiki.conf’ configuration file:

Add the following lines to it:

Run the following command to enable the mod_ssl module:

Edit the php.ini configuration file:

Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effect:

Step 4. Configure MySQL Database for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

By default, MySQL is not hardened. You can secure MySQL 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 MySQL.

Next we will need to log in to the MySQL console and create a database for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MySQL root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware software:

Step 5. Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

Download the latest stable version of Tiki Wiki, At the moment of writing this article it is version 14.0:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Run the Tiki Wiki installation script:

Step 6. Accessing Tiki Wiki CMS.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware 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 the steps to finish the installation,  For security reason, make sure you select ‘Require secure (https) login’ from the ‘HTTPS login’ drop-down selection box. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Log in to the Administrator back-end area at https://yourdomain.com/tiki using ‘admin’ as username and change your admin password immediately. Then, select ‘go to the Control Panels’ to manually browse through the full list of preferences and configure Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware according to your needs.

Install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Ubuntu 14.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware web site.

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