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How to Install and Configure Rukovoditel on Ubuntu 16.04

Rukovoditel is an open source software for managing projects and tasks easily that allows you to create additional entities and create the necessary reports. You can easily create your own application as per your environment using Runkovditel.

Rukovoditel can run on any server that supports PHP 7, MySQL (MariaDB, MySQL, PerconaDB), and Apache or any web server that supports PHP applications.

If you are looking for a project management software for small and medium size enterprises then Rukovoditel is best choice for you.

Some of the Rukovoditel features are listed below:

  1. Extend your application by adding new entities.
  2. You can add different types of fields as per your need.
  3. Easily filter the data by any field.
  4. Import and export the data to and from Excel file.
  5. You can easily link records between different entities.
  6. Allows to configure user access rights in the system.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Rukovoditel on Ubuntu 16.04.


  • A newly deployed Vultr Ubuntu 16.04 server instance.
  • A non-root user with sudo privileges setup on your server.

Update the System

First, make sure your system is up-to-date by running the following command:

sudo apt-get update -y sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Once your system is up to date, you can proceed to the next step.

Installing LAMP Stack

Before installing Rukovoditel, you will need to install the LAMP Stack and all necessary modules on your system.

You can install it by running the following command:

sudo apt-get install apache2 mariadb-server php7.0 libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mbstring php7.0-curl php7.0-zip php7.0-gd php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl openssl php7.0-mcrypt

Once, installation is completed, start the Apache and MariaDB service and enable it to start on boot:

sudo systemctl start apache2 sudo systemctl start mysql sudo systemctl enable apache2 sudo systemctl enable mysql

Once you have done, you can proceed to install Rukovoditel.

Installing Rukovoditel

Next, go to Rukovoditels download page and download the latest stable version of Rukovoditel.

You can do this by running the following wget command:


Next, create a rukovoditel directory and unpack the downloaded archive to the apache document root directory:

sudo mkdir /var/www/html/rukovoditel sudo unzip -d /var/www/html/rukovoditel

Next, set proper permissions for rukovoditel directory:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/rukovoditel sudo chown -R 755 /var/www/html/rukovoditel

Once you have done, you can proceed to configure MariaDB.

Configuring MariaDB for Rukovoditel

By default, MariaDB is not secured, so you need to secure it first. You can secure it with the mysql_secure_installation script.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Answer all the questions as shown below:

    Enter current password for root (enter for none):
    Change the root password? [Y/n] n
    Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
    Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
    Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y
    Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y

Next, login to MariaDB console and create a database for the Rukovoditel:

mysql -u root -p

Enter your MariaDB root password and hit enter. Once you are logged in to your database, you need to create a database for Rukovoditel:

Run the following command to create a database for your rukovoditel installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE rukovoditel;

Next, create a new database user and provide the appropriate privileges to your database user over the database you have created.

MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON rukovoditel.* TO 'rukovoditeluser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

Next, run the following command to immediately apply the changes on the database privileges:


Next, exit from the Mysql with the following command:

MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Once database is configured, you can proceed to the next step.

Configuring Apache for Rukovoditel

Once the database is configured, you need to create a new virtual host file rukovoditel.conf in the Apache document root directory.

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/rukovoditel.conf

Add the following lines:

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/rukovoditel
    <Directory /var/www/html/rukovoditel/>
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Order allow,deny
    allow from all
    ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/rukovoditel_log
    CustomLog /var/log/apache2/rukovoditel_custom_log common

Once you are finished, enable a virtual host by running the following command:

sudo a2ensite rukovoditel.conf sudo service apache2 reload

Accessing the Rukovoditel Web Interface

Once everything is set up properly, it's time to access rukovoditel web interface.

Open your favourite web browser and type the URL http://your-servr-ip/, you should see the following page:

Choose the language and you should see the following page:

Next, click on Database Config, You should see the following database configuration page:

Fill up all the database information, and click on Install Database button. You should see the following configuration page:

Fill in all the details like Application name, Username, Password, Email address etc, then click on the Install button, you should see the following page, once installation is completed:

Next, click on Login button to login to the Rukovoditel, you should see the following login page:

Next, provide your login credential and click on the Login button, you should see the Rukovoditel dashboard as below:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Rukovoditel on your server. I hope you can now able to install on your own and start managing your great project.

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