Configuring for CentOS 7

If you are experiencing errors or unexpected behaviour, temporarily disable SELinux using sudo setenforce 0 and see if the problem persists. If the error is fixed, you have an SELinux permissions error and will need to add an exception. If the error persists, this is likely not SELinux, so make sure you re-enable with sudo setenforce 1. <<<<<

Install prerequisites

// install apache httpd, git composer 
yum update
yum -y install httpd git composer

Get epel and repositories to install PHP 5.6 (do not do yum install php as this will get you PHP 5.4):

curl -O
curl -O
rpm -Uvh ius-release*.rpm
yum install epel-release
yum -y update

Install PHP 5.6 and packages for managing DB connections:

yum -y install php56u php56u-opcache php56u-pdo php56u-pgsql php56u-xml php56u-mcrypt php56u-gd php56u-devel php56u-mysql php56u-intl php56u-mbstring php56u-bcmath


Getting Node.js is fun on CentOS. Do not run yum install nodejs as npm will not work properly and you will have to remove it. (If you've already done it use yum remove node npm).

curl -sL | bash -
yum install -y nodejs

Check that the installed version of Node.js is > 4.0:

npm --v

Configure Apache

// enable apache to start at boot and start service
systemctl start httpd.service
systemctl enable httpd.service

Make sure Apache has permission (e.g. 775 or 777) to write to the necessary directories.

chmod 775 userfrosting/app/cache userfrosting/app/logs userfrosting/app/sessions

Allow the Apache user to write files on the server:

chcon -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t userfrosting/app/cache userfrosting/app/logs userfrosting/app/sessions

Configure SELinux

Enable SELinux to allow Apache to write to disk:

setsebool allow_httpd_anon_write true

If your database is not running on localhost, you will need to allow SELinux to let Apache make network connections:

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect true

Install SSL certificate (production environments)

yum install mod_ssl python-certbot-apache
certbot --apache -d