FrontAccounting – How to guide for Ubuntu 20.04

In this guide we show you how to install FrontAccounting. An accounting package we use and have installed for many clients. It is a Web based Accounting system that is simple and powerful accounting system for the entire ERP chain. FrontAccounting is free and released under the GNU General Public License.

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FrontAccounting - Install Guide

Apache & SQL Database server

sudo apt-get install apache2 apache2-utils php-mysql php7.4 php7.4-gd php7.4-curl php7.4-zip php7.4-xml php7.4-mbstring mariadb-server mariadb-client

SQL user and DB Preparation

sudo mysql -u root -p
CREATE USER 'fadbuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpasswordhere';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON fadb.* TO 'fadbuser'@'localhost';

Secure DB

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Download the frontaccounting software

Open Browser and navigate to and download the file.

Open Terminal change dir to Downloads and extract the file:

cd Downloads
sudo tar -zxvf frontaccounting-2.4.9.tar.gz

Create sub folder and move extract 

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/fa
sudo mv frontaccounting /var/www/html/fa

Set Permissions
sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/fa
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/fa

sudo systemctl enable apache2
sudo systemctl restart apache2

Open Web browser and navigate to http://localhost/fa/frontaccounting and follow the onscreen install instructions.
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