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How to Install Webzash on Cloud9 IDE


Webzash is a free and open source accounting software, similar to Invoice Logic and Invoice Ninja. If you’re interested in trying to install Webzash 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 Webzash 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.


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

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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 Webzash using the following command;

wget https://github.com/prashants/webzash/releases/download/v2.6/webzash-v2.6.zip

Step Four

Second, unzip the downloaded package using the following command;

unzip web*

Step Five

Move the files from the extracted folder webzash to the main directory “trial” in my case, to do so, simply dragging and dropping the files.

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Step Six

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 Seven

In this window, you’ll be prompted by a message informing you to use admin as a username and a password.

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Step Eight

In the second step, you will then have to change your password, add your name and email.

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Step Nine

In the final step of the installation process, you should enter the site name, and then set up the email address, since this is a test installation, just leave everything as is then click the “submit” tab at the bottom of the window.

Finally, you’ll be directed to your portal where you can start creating accounts.

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

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