Opigno works great with Apache2 HTTP server… however, if you want to run it with Nginx support, the steps below should be a great place to start… Our previous tutorial showed you how to install Opigno with Apache2, support… this post uses Nginx instead…
Opigno is an Open Source e-learning platform based on Drupal that allows individuals and trainers to administer online trainings efficiently…. Built on the LAMP / LEMP stack, companies, and universities looking for an e-learning solutions should find Opigno to be useful…
Some of its features include, allowing students and trainees to easily post to site, use hashtags, view and edit posts from any device and many more… It also supports WYSIWYG with strong privacy setings to create space for individuals to share personal thoughts with groups or other users…
For more about Opigno LMS, please check its Homepage
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Opigno LMP on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP 7.1-FPM support…
When you’re ready to get Opigno, installed, follow the steps below
Step 1: Install Nginx HTTP Server on Ubuntu
Nginx HTTP Server is the second most popular web server in use… so install it, since Opigno LMS needs it..
To install Nginx HTTP on Ubuntu server, run the commands below…
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx
After installing Nginx, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Nginx service to always start up with the server boots.
To test Nginx setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see Nginx default test page as shown below.. When you see that, then Nginx 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 7.2, run the commands below to open PHP default config file for Nginx…
sudo nano /etc/php/7.1/nginx/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
short_open_tag = On
memory_limit = 256M
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = America/Chicago
After making the change above, save the file and close out.
Step 3: Restart Nginx
After installing PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Nginx to reload PHP configurations…
To restart Nginx, run the commands below
sudo systemctl restart nginx.service
Step 4: Create Opigno Database
Now that you’ve installed all the packages that are required for Opigno LMS 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 opigno
CREATE DATABASE opigno;
Create a database user called opignouser with new password
CREATE USER 'opignouser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
Then grant the user full access to the database.
GRANT ALL ON opigno.* TO 'opignouser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Finally, save your changes and exit.
Step 5: Download and Install Opigno LMS
Run the commands below to download Opigno LMS content… then unzip the download file and move the content to Nginx default root directory…
Next, open your brwoser and go to the URL.. and continue with the installation….
Start the setup wizard… Select your language and continue with the setup
Type in the site name and the database connection info…
Opigno needs a single MySQL database, with a user that can connect to it. They recommend that this is a user you have created just for Opigno, rather than one you share with other applications. You should create your database before entering the details here. If you’re using a shared host, you may have an option called “MySQL Database Wizard” that will speed you through the process.