BookStack is an opensource platform for creating documentation and wikis content for your users… It’s built on the LAMP or LEMP stack and great for creating professional documentations for any project… This breif tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install BookStack on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04.
If you currently using an antiquated documentation creator or platform, you may want to give BookStack a try… it’s a great alternative to other documentation software and platform… when you’re looking for help installing BookStack, then this post is a great place to start…
BookStack interface is easy and simple… The page editor has a simple WYSIWYG interface and all content is broken into three simple real world groups:
To test Apache2 setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see Apache2 default test page as shown below.. When you see that, then Apache2 is working as expected..
Step 2: Install MariaDB Database Server
MariaDB database server is a great place to start when looking at open source database servers to use with Magento… To install MariaDB run the commands below…
After installing PHP 7.1, run the commands below to open PHP default config file for Apache2…
sudo nano /etc/php/7.1/apache2/php.ini
Then make the changes on the following lines below in the file and save. The value below are great settings to apply in your environments.
file_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 100M
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = America/Chicago
After making the change above, save the file and close out.
Step 3: Restart Apache2
After installing PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Apache2 to reload PHP configurations…
To restart Apache2, run the commands below
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service
To test PHP 7.2 settings with Apache2, create a phpinfo.php file in Apache2 root directory by running the commands below
sudo nano /var/www/html/phpinfo.php
Then type the content below and save the file.
<?php phpinfo( ); ?>
Save the file.. then browse to your server hostname followed by /phpinfo.php
You should see PHP default test page…
Step 4: Create Magento Database
Now that you’ve installed all the packages that are required for BookStack to function, continue below to start configuring the servers. First run the commands below to create a blank Magento database.
To logon to MariaDB database server, run the commands below.
sudo mysql -u root -p
Then create a database called bookstack
CREATE DATABASE bookstack;
Create a database user called bookstackuser with new password
CREATE USER 'bookstackuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
Then grant the user full access to the database.
GRANT ALL ON bookstack.* TO 'bookstackuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Finally, save your changes and exit.
Step 5: Download and Install BookStack
Run the commands below to install Composer and use it to download BookStack content…