How to Install Osclass on FreeBSD 12

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Osclass is an open source project that allows you to easily create a classified site without any technical knowledge. Its source code is hosted on Github. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Osclass with Nginx on FreeBSD 12 server.


  • PHP version 5.6.x or greater
  • MySQLi and GD extensions for PHP
  • MySQL database
  • Nginx

Before you begin

Check the FreeBSD version.

uname -ro# FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE

Ensure that your FreeBSD system is up to date.

freebsd-update fetch installpkg update && pkg upgrade -y

Install the necessary packages.

pkg install -y sudo vim unzip curl wget bash socat git

Create a new user account with your preferred username (we will use johndoe).

adduser# Username: johndoe# Full name: John Doe# Uid (Leave empty for default): # Login group [johndoe]: # Login group is johndoe. Invite johndoe into other groups? []: wheel# Login class [default]: # Shell (sh csh tcsh nologin) [sh]: bash# Home directory [/home/johndoe]: # Home directory permissions (Leave empty for default): # Use password-based authentication? [yes]: # Use an empty password? (yes/no) [no]: # Use a random password? (yes/no) [no]: # Enter password: your_secure_password# Enter password again: your_secure_password# Lock out the account after creation? [no]: # OK? (yes/no): yes# Add another user? (yes/no): no# Goodbye!

Run the visudo command and uncomment the %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL line, to allow members of the wheel group to execute any command.

visudo# Uncomment by removing hash (#) sign# %wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL

Now, switch to your newly created user with su.

su - johndoe

NOTE: Replace johndoe with your username.

Set up the timezone.

sudo tzsetup

Install PHP

Install PHP, as well as the necessary PHP extensions.

sudo pkg install -y php72 php72-mbstring php72-tokenizer php72-pdo php72-pdo_mysql php72-openssl php72-hash php72-json php72-phar php72-filter php72-zlib php72-dom php72-xml php72-xmlwriter php72-xmlreader php72-curl php72-session php72-ctype php72-iconv php72-gd php72-simplexml php72-zip php72-filter php72-tokenizer php72-calendar php72-fileinfo php72-intl php72-mysqli php72-phar

Check the version.

php --version# PHP 7.2.17 (cli) (built: Apr 13 2019 01:13:32) ( NTS )# Copyright (c) 1997-2018 The PHP Group# Zend Engine v3.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2018 Zend Technologies

Soft-link php.ini-production to php.ini.

sudo ln -s /usr/local/etc/php.ini-production /usr/local/etc/php.ini

Enable and start PHP-FPM.

sudo sysrc php_fpm_enable=yessudo service php-fpm start

Install MariaDB and create a database

Install MariaDB.

sudo pkg install -y mariadb102-client mariadb102-server

Check the version.

mysql --version# mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.2.22-MariaDB, for FreeBSD12.0 (amd64) using readline 5.1

Start and enable MariaDB.

sudo sysrc mysql_enable="yes" sudo service mysql-server start

Run the mysql_secure_installation script to improve the security of your installation.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Log into MariaDB as the root user.

mysql -u root -p# Enter password:

Create a new database and user. Remember the credentials for this new user.

CREATE DATABASE dbname;GRANT ALL ON dbname.* TO 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';FLUSH PRIVILEGES;exit;

Install and configure Nginx

Install Nginx.

sudo pkg install -y nginx

Check the version.

nginx -v# nginx version: nginx/1.14.2

Enable and start Nginx.

sudo sysrc nginx_enable=yessudo service nginx start

Run sudo vim /usr/local/etc/nginx/osclass.conf and set up Nginx for Osclass.

server {  listen 80;  listen [::]:80;  server_name;  root /usr/local/www/osclass;  index index.php index.html;  location / {    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;  }  location ~ /.php$ {    try_files $uri =404;    fastcgi_read_timeout 180;    include fastcgi_params;    fastcgi_index index.php;    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;    fastcgi_pass;  }}

Save the file and exit with :+W+Q.

Now we need to include osclass.conf file in the main nginx.conf file.

Run sudo vim /usr/local/etc/nginx/nginx.conf and add the following line to the http {} block.

include osclass.conf;

Test our Nginx configuration changes.

sudo nginx -t

Reload Nginx.

sudo service nginx reload

Install Osclass

Create a document root directory.

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/www/osclass

Change ownership of the /usr/local/www/osclass directory to johndoe.

sudo chown -R johndoe:johndoe /usr/local/www/osclass

Download and unzip the Osclass package.

cd /usr/local/www/osclasswget osclass.3.8.0.ziprm

Change ownership of the /usr/local/www/osclass directory to www.

sudo chown -R www:www /usr/local/www/osclass

Finally, open your favorite web browser and navigate to the URL http://your-server-ip/index.php or Complete the required steps to finish the installation. To access the Osclass admin site, append /oc-admin to your URL.

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