Xibo Server installation on ubuntu

Xibo is a digital signage platform that is released under an open-source license. Xibo developed in PHP and its a open source project. The Xibo system is made up from two components. First of all there is the server, which is used to create and schedule the layouts and second is the client, which downloads all of the relevant information about the currently scheduled layout and displays this on the screen.

If you already installed LAMP then directly you can install xibo server. Otherwise you need to install LAMP.

Installation instructions: Prerequisites
  • An Ubuntu 12.04 droplet
  • Apache 2 web server
  • PHP5
  • MySQL server
  • PHP5 GD plugin
  • PHP5 MySQL plugin
  • PHP5 crypt plugin

LAMP Installation: LAMP in one command on ubuntu
Extension Installation: How to enable or install LAMP related extentions on Ubuntu LAMP?

Let’s assume that you already installed LAMP then we will see how we going to install xibo server on ubundu.

You can download the latest Xibo server(1.4.2) By using the following command:

cd ~
wget https://launchpad.net/xibo/1.4/1.4.2/+download/xibo-server-142.2.tar.gz
tar xvzf xibo-server-142.2.tar.gz
sudo mv xibo-server-142 /var/www/xibo-server
sudo chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/xibo-server

Now, we need to provide a location for the media files to be stored in:

sudo mkdir /media/xibo-library
sudo chown www-data:www-data -R /media/xibo-library

Then Restart the apache server:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now Open up a web browser and visit the following address:

http://IP_ADDRESS_OR_HOSTNAME/xibo-server/

Then now you can install xibo like normal way…

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