How to Install Live Helper Chat with LAMP Stack on AlmaLinux 8

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Pre-requisites :

  • A system with AlmaLinux 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 Live Helper Chat 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 Live Helper Chat

Download Live Helper Chat from official website : Click here.

cd /var/www/html/livehelperchat



mv livehelperchat-master livehelperchat


cd /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web

Install PHP modules

Install essential PHP modules using below commands:

yum install php-bcmath php-gd php-intl

systemctl restart httpd

Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web

chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/cache/

chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/var/

chown apache:apache /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/settings/

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/cache/

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/var/

chmod 755 /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/settings/

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/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web

<Directory /var/www/html/livehelperchat/livehelperchat/lhc_web/>
    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

Configuring Live Helper Chat

Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Live Helper Chat 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 Live Helper Chat with LAMP Stack on AlmaLinux 8.