How to install open source social network V4.6 on linuxmint-18.03

To install open source social network V4.6 on linuxmint-18.03
Opensource-Social network (OSSN) is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website and helps your members build social relationships, with people who share similar professional or personal interests.
 

Pre-requirements
Install LAMP (Apache, php7.0, mariadb-server)
In MariaDB (create database, user and give privileges to the user)

FOR PHP INSTALLATION

apt-get install python-software-properties
add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
apt-get update
apt-get install php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-gd php7.0-mbstring php7.0  php7.0-common  php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-soap
php7.0-xml php7.0-intl  php7.0-cli  php7.0-ldap php7.0-zip php7.0-readline php7.0-imap php7.0-tidy php7.0-recode php7.0-sq php7.0-intl

Installation

Download open source social network  package using wget command

linuxhelp ~ # wget https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/downloads/ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip
--2018-05-18 12:43:39--  https://www.opensource-socialnetwork.org/downloads/ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip
Resolving www.opensource-socialnetwork.org (www.opensource-socialnetwork.org)... 104.27.132.60, 104.27.133.60, 2400:cb00:2048:1::681b:853c, ...
Connecting to www.opensource-socialnetwork.org (www.opensource-socialnetwork.org)|104.27.132.60|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 2304895 (2.2M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip’

ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip 100%[=================================>]   2.20M   272KB/s    in 7.5s    

2018-05-18 12:43:52 (302 KB/s) - ‘ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip’ saved [2304895/2304895]

Extract the package using the following command.

linuxhelp ~ # unzip ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip 
Archive:  ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip
   creating: ossn/
  inflating: ossn/.gitignore         
  inflating: ossn/.travis.yml        
   creating: ossn/actions/
   creating: ossn/actions/administrator/
   creating: ossn/actions/administrator/cache/
  inflating: ossn/actions/administrator/cache/create.php  
  inflating: ossn/actions/administrator/cache/flush.php  
   creating: ossn/actions/administrator/component/
  inflating: ossn/actions/administrator/component/com_install.php  
.
.
.
inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/img/loader.gif  
 extracting: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/img/object.gif  
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/img/trans.gif  
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/img/wline.gif  
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/skin.ie7.min.css  
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/skins/lightgray/skin.min.css  
   creating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/themes/
   creating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/themes/modern/
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/themes/modern/theme.min.js  
  inflating: ossn/vendors/tinymce/tinymce.min.js  

Move the file to the following location

linuxhelp ~ # ls
ossn  ossn-v4.6-1513783390.zip
linuxhelp ~ # mv ossn /var/www/html/

Switch to the directory

linuxhelp ~ # cd /var/www/html/
linuxhelp html # ls
index.html  ossn

Change the ownership and permission of the ossn directory

linuxhelp html # chown -R www-data:www-data ossn/
linuxhelp html # chmod -R 775 ossn/

We have to  create the virtualhost for open source social network:
linuxhelp html # cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
linuxhelp sites-available # vim ossn.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName www.linuxhelp1.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/ossn/
<Directory /var/www/html/ossn/>
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

Enable the ossn.conf file

linuxhelp sites-available # a2ensite ossn.conf 
Enabling site ossn.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  service apache2 reload

Make an entry host file

linuxhelp sites-available # vim /etc/hosts
<give your ip>   <give your localip> 

Restart the apache service

linuxhelp sites-available # systemctl restart apache2.service

Open a browser and type http: //local IP (or) domain name

web_config

Verify the installation pre-requirements
prerequiesties
prerequirements

Configure the database setting
site_settings

Configure the admin user setting
admin_setup

After the installation, you will see the following page as shown below.
finish_settings

Login using admin user credentials.
admin_page

Admin Dashboard of open source social network
admin_dashboard

With this, the method to install open source social network V4.6 on linuxmint-18.03 comes to an end.


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