Installing Bagisto on Ubuntu 23.10


In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Bagisto on Ubuntu 23.10

Bagisto is an eCommerce ecosystem designed for all to build and scale your business. It’s a free and open-source eCommerce framework that offers you a wide range of functionality and lets you have total control of your store. Built on top of the Laravel stack, it is coupled with easy product information management and fast time to market the product. Besides, the framework is very flexible and easy to use even for non-tech savvies. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Bagisto on Ubuntu 23.04. So, let’s get started.

Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Ubuntu 23.10 installed and running.
  • root access to the system.

Login to the Ubuntu 23.10 server and update the package repository information.

apt update 
apt upgrade

Install Apache

You can install and configure Apache web server using the following command.

apt update 

apt install apache2  

systemctl start apache2

systemctl enable apache2

Install PHP 8.2

You can install PHP 8.2 using the following command.

apt-get install -y php8.2 php8.2-{common,gmp,curl,soap,bcmath,intl,mbstring,xmlrpc,mysql,gd,xml,cli,zip} libapache2-mod-php8.2

To Enable the Apache php8.2 module, run the following command and restart the Apache Web server

a2enmod php8.2

a2enmod rewrite

systemctl restart apache2

Install Node.js

To install nvm, you can use the following command in your terminal:

wget -qO- | bash


root@ubuntu23:~# wget -qO- | bash
=> Downloading nvm from git to '/root/.nvm'
=> Cloning into '/root/.nvm'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 360, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (360/360), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (306/306), done.
remote: Total 360 (delta 41), reused 167 (delta 28), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (360/360), 220.29 KiB | 2.16 MiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (41/41), done.
* (HEAD detached at FETCH_HEAD)
=> Compressing and cleaning up git repository

=> Appending nvm source string to /root/.bashrc
=> Appending bash_completion source string to /root/.bashrc
=> Close and reopen your terminal to start using nvm or run the following to use it now:

export NVM_DIR="$HOME/.nvm"
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/"  # This loads nvm
[ -s "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion" ] && \. "$NVM_DIR/bash_completion"  # This loads nvm bash_completion

Update your shell ~/.profile by running following command

source ~/.profile

List out the all available Node.js versions. you can see all Node.js versions from the first version to the latest version.

nvm ls-remote

To install a specific Node.js version, use the following command. Here, we are installing v21.0.0. If you want to install another version, replacing v21.0.0 with the version number you want:

nvm install 21.0.0

And check the version of the Node.js once the installation is done

node -v


root@ubuntu23:~# node -v

Install the Composer

apt install composer

composer -V


root@ubuntu23:~# composer -V
Do not run Composer as root/super user! See for details
Continue as root/super user [yes]? yes
Composer version 2.5.8 2023-06-09 17:13:21

SSH User creation

Add the user using the following command that will run the bagisto application.

adduser bagisto

You will receive a prompt to input a new “password” after executing the provided command. Enter a password, your complete name, and any necessary details. Then, confirm by selecting “Y” for verification.

After that, we will add the recently created user “bagisto” to the “sudo” group using the “usermod” command:

usermod -aG sudo bagisto

Now Switch to bagisto

su - bagisto

Download Bagisto

You can downlaod Bagisto, using the following command.

composer create-project bagisto/bagisto

cd bagisto/public

Apache configuration

Now, we need to configure Bagisto with Appache web server by updating `000-default.conf’ configuration file.

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf

You will find the following lines as shown below, after executing the above command.

Now, change this to

DocumentRoot    /home/bagisto/bagisto/public/

Configure the envvars

sudo nano /etc/apache2/envvars

Configure file apache2.conf

sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf

Change it to the following code :

    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted

Create Database

Now Switch to root user back,

su root

Intall MySQL server using the following command if it is not installed on your server

apt-get install mysql-server

Access mysql server using the following command,

mysql -u root

Create database,


Create database user with secure password,


Replace YOUR-PASSWORD-HERE with a Secure Strong Password

Assign a required permission to created database user

GRANT ALL ON bagisto.* TO 'bagistouser'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION

Make some changes to php.ini file.

nano /etc/php/8.2/apache2/php.ini

Edit the file using below config

file_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
short_open_tag = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = America/Chicago

Bagisto configuration

Go to the root directory for bagisto

cd /home/bagisto/bagisto

Now Edit the .env file with the mysql database


Replace the database password with your set database password.

Access the MySQL and run the following command

mysql -u root -p
SET GLOBAL log_bin_trust_function_creators = 1;

Install Bagisto

php artisan bagisto:install

Once it is succefully installed, you will get the following message in last with username and password details.


The installation has been finished and you can now use Bagisto.
Go to http://localhost/admin and authenticate with:
Password: admin123

Setting up File Permissions

chmod -R 755 /home/bagisto/bagisto

chown -R bagisto:bagisto /home/bagisto/bagisto

systemctl restart apache2

Install SSL Certificate

Let us install the SSL Certificate from Let’s Encrypt. For this, you will need to install certbot via snapd.

To installing snapd,

apt install snapd

Check the snapd for updates,

snap install core; sudo snap refresh core

Install Certbot

snap install --classic certbot

ln -s /snap/bin/certbot /usr/bin/certbot

Since we’re using Apache web server, run the below command to get the certificate,

certbot --apache

The Certbot will take care of your renewal automatically before they expire, you would have to run the certbot again only if you make changes to your configuration.

You can perform a test run with below command,

certbot renew --dry-run

Next, reload the page on the browser and it should then redirect and load the HTTPS site

Accessing Bagisto

You can manage the Bagisto through the admin panel from the following URL

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Enter the username and password which you have got at installation time.

You can access and view Bagisto using the following URL,

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Now you have successfully installed Bagisto on Ubuntu 23.10.

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