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ResourceSpace is a free and open-source Digital Asset Management (DAM) software. It is written in PHP and stores its database in MySQL server. It provides a better way to organize, manage and share the digital assets such as images, design files, photos, videos, audio and more into an organization.
In this tutorial, we will be installing ResourceSpace on CentOS 7.
- A Vultr CentOS 7 server instance with at least 1024 MB of RAM.
- A sudo user.
Step 1: System update
Before installing any packages on the CentOS server instance, it is recommended to update the system. Log in using the sudo user and run the following commands to update the system.
sudo yum -y clean all sudo yum -y install epel-release sudo yum -y update sudo shutdown -r now
Once the system is back online, log in again as the sudo user and proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Install Apache web server
Install Apache web server by running:
sudo yum -y install httpd
Start Apache and enable it to automatically run at boot time.
sudo systemctl start httpd.service sudo systemctl enable httpd.service
Step 3: Install PHP 7.1
In this tutorial, we will use PHP 7.1 to obtain maximum security and stability. First, add and enable the Remi 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 the latest version of PHP along with the modules required by ResourceSpace.
sudo yum -y install php php-dev php-gd php-mysqli php-mbstring php-curl php-cli php-pear php-devel
php.ini using any text editor of your choice.
sudo nano /etc/php.ini
Find the following lines and change their values according to the instructions provided.
memory_limit = 128M //change it to any value greater than 512M post_max_size 8M //change it to 512M upload_max_filesize 2M //change it to 512M
Step 4: Install MariaDB
MariaDB is a fork of MySQL. Install MariaDB by running.
sudo yum -y install mariadb mariadb-server
Start MariaDB and enable it to automatically start at boot time.
sudo systemctl start mariadb.service sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service
Before configuring the database, you will need to secure MariaDB first. You can secure it by running the
You will be asked for the current MariaDB root password. By default, there is no root password in fresh MariaDB installation. Press the Enter key to proceed. Set a strong password for root user of your MariaDB server and answer Y to all of the other questions. The questions asked are self-explanatory.
Step 5: Create database for ResourceSpace
Log into the MySQL shell as root user by running.
mysql -u root -p
Provide the password for the MariaDB root user to log in.
Run the following queries to create a database and a database user for ResourceSpace installation.
CREATE DATABASE rs_data CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; CREATE USER 'rs_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'StrongPassword'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON rs_data.* TO 'rs_user'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; EXIT;
You can replace the database name
rs_data and username
rs_user according to your choice. Be sure to change
StrongPassword to a very strong password.
Step 6: Install Dependencies
For ResourceSpace to work, you will also need to install
Few of the dependencies are not available in either YUM or EPEL repository, hence you will need to install RPMFusion and CERT repository.
sudo yum -y localinstall --nogpgcheck https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm sudo yum -y localinstall https://forensics.cert.org/cert-forensics-tools-release-el7.rpm
Install the packages by typing:
sudo yum -y install antiword ffmpeg perl-Image-ExifTool ImageMagick xpdf
Step 7: Install ResourceSpace
Download the ResourceSpace zip archive using:
You can always find the link to the latest version of software on the ResourceSpace download page.
Install unzip by running:
sudo yum -y install unzip
Extract the archive:
sudo unzip ResourceSpace*.zip -d /var/www/resourcespace
Provide the appropriate ownership by running:
sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/resourcespace
Allow HTTP traffic on port 80 through the firewall.
sudo firewall-cmd --zone=public --permanent --add-service=http sudo firewall-cmd --reload
Step 8: Create virtual host
Run the following command to create a virtual host for your ResourceSpace site.
sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/assets.example.com.conf
Add the following vhost configuration to the file:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName assets.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/resourcespace <Directory /var/www/resourcespace> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
sudo systemctl restart httpd
Step 9: Finish installation
Your ResourceSpace installation is now complete. You can finish configuring ResourceSpace through your web browser. Open your web browser and navigate to URL
http://assets.example.com with the actual domain name pointed towards your Vultr VPS.
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