Dec 09

Open Atrium – installing on GoDaddy server

How to install Open Atrium on GoDaddy server.

where to do what…

  • gd = GoDaddy (your server management)
  • pu = Putty – SSH into your server
  • br = browser
  • fz = FileZilla – using SFTP
gd re/build GoDaddy server
  • domain = www.example.com (a FQDN)
  • set servername = xxxxxxxxx
  • Ubuntu 14.04/no control panel

Wait for reprovision and then check:

go to your URL – “Apache2 – It works!”

gd change access passwd for root/user this changes passwd for both root and your other GoDaddy user – you should change passwd for users-not-root later
pu  update repos apt-get update
install LAMP apt-get install lamp-server^
pu check php version php -v
pu check mysql version mysql -V
fz  change php.ini settings


memory_limit = 256M

max_execution_time = 60

upload_max_filesize = 8M

fz change mySQL my.cnf max_allowed_packet = 32M
fz set FQDN


add this line at end:

ServerName www.example.com

pu restart Apache  service apache2 restart
check php

create a file called phpinfo.php in html/test

add this code:




navigate to www.example.com/test/phpinfo.php and see all your php settings

check php extensions php -m
add gd extension

 apt-get install php5-gd


create sites/default/files set permissions to 777

create settings.php

copy from default.settings.php

set permissions to 666

fz upload Open Atrium to html folder  about 7800 files!! go for coffee.
navigate to www.example.com/install.php
MySQL user setup:
show mysql hostname select @@hostname;
check if mysql is running mysqladmin -u root -p status
login to mysql mysql -u USERNAME -p
check databases  mysql> show databases;
create new sql database  mysql> CREATE DATABASE xxxxx;
give permissions for new database  grant all on databasename to ‘username‘@localhost identified by ‘password‘ ;
show privileges for user  show grants for ‘root’@’localhost';
give all privileges grant all on *.* to ‘username’@localhost identified by ‘password’ ;

username = amp1**********1

pw = Sq***************