Using a Different System?
How to Install Booked Scheduler on Ubuntu 16.04
- A Vultr CentOS 7 server instance.
- A sudo user.
Step 1: Update the System
First, update your system server to the latest version.
sudo yum update -y
Once your system is up-to-date, restart the system and login with
Step 2: Install LAMP
Before starting, you will need to install
MySQL and other PHP libraries on your system.
You can install all of them with the following command.
sudo yum install httpd mariadb-server php php-mysql wget unzip -y
Once the installation is complete, start Apache and MariaDB and enable them to start at boot.
sudo systemctl start httpd sudo systemctl enable httpd sudo systemctl start mariadb sudo systemctl enable mariadb
Step 3: Configure MariaDB
First, you will need to secure MariaDB. You can secure it by running
the mysql_secure_installation script.
Answer all the questions as shown below.
Set root password? [Y/n] Y New password: <STRONG_PASSWORD> Re-enter new password: <STRONG_PASSWORD> 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
When all is done, connect to the MySQL shell.
mysql -u root -p
Enter your password, then create a new
user for Booked Scheduler.
MariaDB [(none)]>create database bookeddb; MariaDB [(none)]>create user booked@localhost identified by 'password'; MariaDB [(none)]>grant all privileges on bookeddb.* to booked@localhost identified by 'password'; MariaDB [(none)]>flush privileges; MariaDB [(none)]>exit;
Step 4: Install Booked Scheduler
You can download the latest version of the Booked Scheduler from the Sourceforge download page.
After downloading, extract the downloaded file.
Next, move the extracted directory to the apache web root directory.
sudo mv booked /var/www/html/
Next, change ownership of the
booked directory to the
www-data user and group.
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/booked
Step 5: Configure Apache for Booked Scheduler
Next, you will need to create a new apache virtual host file for Booked Scheduler.
sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/booked.conf
Add the following lines.
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName yourdomain.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/booked <Directory /var/www/bookedscheduler> Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/booked-error.log CustomLog /var/log/apache2/booked-access.log combined </VirtualHost>
Save and close the file when you are finished, then restart apache.
sudo systemctl restart httpd
Step 6: Configure Booked Scheduler
First, you will need to copy the sample configuration file.
cd /var/www/html/booked/config/ sudo cp config.dist.php config.php
config.php file and make some changes as per your requirements.
sudo nano config.php
Make the following changes.
$conf['settings']['default.timezone'] = 'Asia/Kolkata'; $conf['settings']['admin.email'] = 'email@example.com'; // email address of admin user $conf['settings']['admin.email.name'] = 'John Smith'; $conf['settings']['script.url'] = 'http://yourdomain.com/Web'; $conf['settings']['database']['type'] = 'mysql'; $conf['settings']['database']['user'] = 'booked'; $conf['settings']['database']['password'] = ''; $conf['settings']['database']['hostspec'] = '127.0.0.1'; $conf['settings']['database']['name'] = 'bookeddb';
Save the file when you are finished.
Next, import the database schema and data.
cd /var/www/html/booked mysql -u booked -p bookeddb < database_schema/create-schema.sql mysql -u booked -p bookeddb < database_schema/create-data.sql
Step 7: Access Booked Scheduler
Once the Booked Scheduler is configured. Open your web browser and navigate to the URL
http://yourdomain.com/Web/register.php. You will be redirected to the Registration page:
Provide all of the details and click on the
Register button. You will see the Booked Scheduler dashboard:
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