How to Install PHP-Back Feedback System with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 8

PHPBack is an open-source feedback system you can use for your website. It gives your customers a way to communicate their ideas to improve your products. User feedback has proved to be effective even if you have a community project or a commercial project. In this article, we are going to learn how to install PHP-Back on Rocky Linux 8. So, let’s get started.

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Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Rocky Linux 8 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 PHP-Back 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 USER 'crowncloud'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'UYGVc%$#Erfgt*&^%7';

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



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

Configuring Apache vHost

Create a new folder named PHP-Back under the public folder.

mkdir -p /var/www/html/PHP-Back

Create a new apache configuration file for the domain with the following command:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/

Add the following codes:

  <VirtualHost *:80>
  DocumentRoot /var/www/html/PHP-Back

  <Directory /var/www/html/PHP-Back/>
      Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
      AllowOverride All

  ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/
  CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ combined

Change with Your Domain Name.

Now, press the Esc key, and type in :wq! and press the Enter key to save and exit the file.

Now, restart & check the apache with the following commands:

systemctl restart httpd

systemctl status httpd

Enable Firewall:

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https

firewall-cmd --reload

Install Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

Next we will install Let's Encrypt SSL cert so we can have the domain running on HTTPS.
You can refer the following link for instructions on how to. Install Let's Encrypt.

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cd /var/www/html/PHP-Back



Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/PHP-Back/

chmod -Rf 755 /var/www/html/PHP-Back/

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/PHP-Back/

Restart Apache

Restart apache to avoid getting error messages.

systemctl restart httpd

Configuring PHP-Back Feedback System

Now open the domain name from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the PHP-Back Feedback System installation.

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

Input the Database details which was configured earlier. The installation process may take 3-30 mins to complete if you are installing with demo files. Follow the below steps:

Now you have successfully installed PHP-Back Feedback System with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 8.