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Install latest SuiteCRM 7.2.2 On Ubuntu Linux 15.04

SuiteCRM is the modified form of well known SugarCRM application. The professional versions of SugarCRM are paid while SuiteCRM provides similar features free of cost. It is an open source, free application which works flawlessly on all popular operating systems. All versions of SuiteCRM are compatible with SugarCRM 6.5. The latest stable version for SuiteCRM is 7.2.2. Let’s see how we can install it on ubuntu Linux 15.04.

Installing SuiteCRM 7.2.2 on Ubuntu

In order to install this wonderful software, here are some of the pre-requisites that must be installed on our Linux system. Otherwise SuiteCRM installation will not complete successfully.

  • Apache 2
  • PHP 5
  • MySQL

In order to install all these component, we will just install Lamp-stack. Lamp stack is the collection of all these components and should suffice for the needs of SuiteCRM. Launch your terminal and run following command to install SuiteCRM.

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

During the installation process, it will show a pop up to set the mysql root password. Note down the password you set here as it will be used later while installing SuiteCRM.

MySQL install

Once the installation of lamp stack is complete, run following command on the terminal to start apache web server.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

Now launch your web browser and load http://localhost , in case of successful installation, it should display a page as shown below:

Apache page

Note: Please be aware that the default document root for Apache web server is /var/www/html. So you should place your web scripts in this directory so that apache may server them successfully.

Let’s go ahead with SuiteCRM installation now; download it from following URL.

Download SuiteCRM 7.2.2

Once the download process is complete, go to the download location and move the downloaded file to apache document root by running the following command:

sudo mv 'SuiteCRM-7.2.2' /var/www/html/

Now change your working directory to apache document root:

cd /var/www/html

Here run following command to unzip the downloaded file.

sudo unzip 'SuiteCRM-7.2.2'

Now rename the extracted directory to something more meaningful.

sudo mv suitecrm-7.2.2-max suitecrm

There you go, launch your browser and load http://localhost/suitecrm , it should display the following page. Choose your language for the installation from here and click “Next”

SuiteCRM installation

Accept the license agreement from here and click “Next”.

SuiteCRM License

Choose the type of installation for SuiteCRM. “Typical” should work for most of us.

SuiteCRM Install type

We will be using MySQL database on the back end, click “next” and specify the database name and mysql root logins on next step.

SuiteCRM DB type

Now specify the admin user’s password here. Click ”Next” to proceed further with the installation process.

SuiteCRM Admin

Review the installation summary from here and click “Install”.

SuiteCRM Install Summary

It will take a short while to perform all the required installation, here is the message it should display in case of successful installation completion.

SuiteCRM Install complete

Click “Next” and it should take you directly to the login page.

SuiteCRM Login

Start using SuiteCRM; at very first login, it will let you perform some basic configurations.

SuiteCRM Main Page


SuiteCRM is a feature rich application which has been successfully migrating users from SugerCRM. It is easy to install and configure, nice user interface, and a fast CRM system. It is under constant development and 7.3 beta version is already out there for download and testing.

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2 thoughts on “Install latest SuiteCRM 7.2.2 On Ubuntu Linux 15.04

  1. The Custom Directory exists but is not writeable. You may have to change permissions on it (chmod 766) or right click on it and uncheck the read only option, depending on your Operating System. Please take the needed steps to make the file writeable.

  2. After changing the permissions in the pre-check, all I get is a blank screen, cannot proceed with install by any method :(

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