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OSClass is a free and open source classifieds CMS, classifieds are websites where people can post about things they want to sell and interested buyers can contact them. If you’re interested in trying to install OSClass on a test server (know the dependencies, errors, etc.) before installing a production version on your own server then you’re in the right spot.

This post will present a step by step guide on how to install OSClass for free on Cloud9 for development purposes, please note that it’s not advisable to install a production version of the web application on Cloud9 as the free tier isn’t designed for that intended purpose. Now, and without further ado let’s dive into the tutorial.

Prerequisite

First, you’ll need to sign-up for the free version of Cloud9.

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Installation

Step One

After signing up and confirming your email, you’ll be directed to your dashboard, just click on the “add workspace” plus sign.

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Step Two

You’ll be directed to a new window where you should set up your workspace, select the PHP option.

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Step Three

First, download OSClass using the following command;

wget https://static.osclass.org/download/osclass.3.7.4.zip

Step Four

Second, unzip the downloaded package using the following command;

unzip os*

Step Five

Now we need to update php, use the following commands to do so;

sudo apt-get -y update
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get -y install php5.6 php5.6-mcrypt php5.6-mbstring php5.6-curl php5.6-cli php5.6-mysql php5.6-gd php5.6-intl php5.6-xsl php5.6-zip
sudo a2dismod php5
sudo a2enmod php5.6
sudo service apache2 restart

Step Six

On the side-menu locate the file entitled config-sample.php and rename it to config.php.

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Step Seven

Now, double-click on the config.phpfile and a new window will appear, in the database name type c9 and in the database user type root and in the password make it empty, it should look like the screenshot below.

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Step Eight

Now, just click on the “Run Project” arrow, then click on the “Preview”, the installation window will appear in a browser like a side-window.

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Step Nine

In this window, just hit the “Install” tab.

 

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Step Ten

In the first step, the installation will check for per-requites, just hit the “Run the install” tab.

 

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Step Eleven

In the second step, you have to enter the database credentials, they’re the same as the ones you’ve created in step 7.

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Step Twelve

In the third step, you’ll have to create your installation credentials, username, password, email, etc.

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Step Thirteen

In the final step of the installation process, just hit the “Finish and go to the administration panel”.

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Step Fourteen

You’ll then be directed to the login window, just use the credentials you’ve created in step 12 to login.

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Step Fifteen

You’ll then be directed to the backend of your portal.

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Congratulations, now you have a fully functional installation of OSClass on Cloud9 IDE. But, remember this installation should be for development purposes only and not for production.