- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Root access
Use Ubuntu's apt-get command to download and install the most up-to-date Roundcube package. Enter the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install roundcube roundcube-mysql apache 2
This will install the Roundcube package, the MySQL database backend and the Apache2 web server. During the installation, you will be prompted to enter a root password for MySQL.
Configure the Roundcube installation by entering the following command in the terminal:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure roundcube-core
This allows you to configure the basic settings with a simple interface. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.
Create a symlink to the Roundcube files in your web server's home web-accessible directory, typically /var/www on Ubuntu and most other Linux systems. Enter the following command in the terminal:
sudo ln -s /usr/share/roundcube /var/www/roundcube
This does not copy the files into the web directory; rather, it creates a symbolic pointer to the files where they were installed in Step 1.
Restart the Apache2 server to update its configuration by entering the following command:
sudo service apache 2 restart
Navigate to the Roundcube home page through your browser. The address will be in the following format:
Replace "myhostname" and "mydomainname" for the appropriate values, or enter the IP address of the server if you do not have a domain set up already, replacing "192.168.1.1" with the IP address of the server:
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