How to Install Humhub with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 8

HumHub is an Open Source Enterprise Social Network. Easy to install, intuitive to use, and extendable with countless freely available modules. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Humhub 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 Humhub 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



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



The above commands will give complete access to the user crowncloud. Replace YOUR-PASSWORD-HERE with a safe and secure password.

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.

Download Humhub

Download Humhub from official website : Click here.

cd /var/www/html/humhub



mv humhub-1.10.3 humhub


cd /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/

Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/

Configuring Apache vHost

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

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/

Add the following codes:

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/

<Directory /var/www/html/humhub/humhub/>
    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 :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

Configuring Humhub

Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Humhub installation.

Replace the 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 Humhub with LAMP Stack on Rocky Linux 8.