Installing Chevereto-Free with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 21.10

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Chevereto-Free with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 21.10

Chevereto-Free allows you to create a full-featured image hosting website on your server. It’s your hosting and your rules, say goodbye to closures and restrictions. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Chevereto on Ubuntu 21.10. So, let’s get started.

Checkout the Chevereto-Free Project Here.

Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Ubuntu 21.10 installed and running.
  • root access to the system.
  • LAMP Stack installed and running, for this, you can refer to one of our guides on installing the LAMP Stack (Apache, MariaDB, and PHP).

Once you’re all set, we’ll proceed with Chevereto-Free installation and configuration.

Create Database

Let us begin with creating a Database and a user. We will then grant the required privileges to the user so it can interact with the Database.

mysql -u root

CREATE DATABASE ccchevereto;

CREATE USER 'ccchevereto'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'UYGVc%$#Erfgt*&^%4';

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON ccchevereto.* TO 'ccchevereto'@'localhost';

FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

QUIT

The above commands will give complete access to the user ccchevereto. We would suggest using a strong and long password.

Configuring Apache vHost

Now, create a new Apache configuration file dev.domainhere.info.conf for Chevereto with the following command.

Replace dev.domainhere.info with the domain name of your own for all the below code examples:

vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/dev.domainhere.info.conf

Now, press i to go to INSERT mode and type in the following lines of codes in the dev.domainhere.info.conf file.

<VirtualHost *:80>

ServerName dev.domainhere.info
ServerAlias dev.domainhere.info
ServerAdmin admin@dev.domainhere.info
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/chevereto

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/dev.domainhere.info_error.log
CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/dev.domainhere.info_access.log combined

<Directory /var/www/html/chevereto/>
Options FollowSymlinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
</Directory>

</VirtualHost>

Now make directory for Chevereto files:

mkdir -p /var/www/html/chevereto/

a2enmod rewrite

Enable SSL and Rewrite:

a2ensite dev.domainhere.info

a2enmod rewrite ssl

Restart Apache:

systemctl restart apache2

Enable http and https ( 80/443 )

To enable http and https connection through the firewall, follow the commands:

ufw allow 80/tcp

ufw allow 443/tcp

Download Chevereto-Free

Let’s download Chevereto:

cd /etc/www/html/chevereto

wget https://github.com/rodber/chevereto-free/releases/download/1.6.0/1.6.0.zip

unzip 1.6.0.zip

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/chevereto/

chmod -R 775 /var/www/html/chevereto/

Configuring Chevereto-Free

Now open the Domain name from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Chevereto installation.

https://dev.domainhere.info

Replace the dev.domainhere.info with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

Input the Database details which was configured earlier. Follow the below steps:

Now you have successfully installed Chevereto-Free with LAMP Stack on Ubuntu 21.10.

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