How to Install Mautic with Apache on Ubuntu Linux

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Mautic is an open-source, self-hosted marketing automation software based on the LAMP or LEMP stack. It is designed from the ground up for ease of use to make marketing automation decisions as intuitive as possible.

If you’re looking for robust marketing automation software in your environment, you’ll find Mautic helpful. This brief tutorial will show students and new users how to install Mautic on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 LTS with Apache2, MariaDB, and PHP 7.1 support.

Whether you’re a small or medium-sized business, you may find it helpful to try Mautic. But, on the other hand, it may just be the software to replace your current solution.

To get started with installing Mautic, follow the steps below:

Install Apache2 HTTP Server on Ubuntu

Apache2 HTTP Server is the most popular web server in use. Install it since Mautic needs it.

To install Apache2 HTTP on the Ubuntu server, run the commands below.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2

After installing Apache2, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the Apache2 service to always start up with the server boots.

sudo systemctl stop apache2.service
sudo systemctl start apache2.service
sudo systemctl enable apache2.service

To test the Apache2 setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address, and you should see the Apache2 default test page as shown below. When you see that, then Apache2 is working as expected.

apache2 ubuntu install

Install MariaDB Database Server

MariaDB database server is a great place to start when looking at open-source database servers for Magento. To install MariaDB run the commands below.

sudo apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client

After installing MariaDB, the commands below can stop, start and enable the MariaDB service to start up when the server boots.

Run these on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

sudo systemctl stop mysql.service
sudo systemctl start mysql.service
sudo systemctl enable mysql.service

Run these on Ubuntu 18.04 and 18.10 LTS

sudo systemctl stop mariadb.service
sudo systemctl start mariadb.service
sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service

After that, run the commands below to secure the MariaDB server by creating a root password and disallowing remote root access.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

When prompted, answer the questions below by following the guide.

  • Enter current password for root (enter for none): Press the Enter
  • Set root password? [Y/n]: Y
  • New password: Enter password
  • Re-enter new password: Repeat password
  • 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

Restart MariaDB server

Type the commands below to log on to the MariaDB server to test if MariaDB is installed.

sudo mysql -u root -p

Then type the password you created above to sign on. If successful, you should see MariaDB welcome message.

mariadb welcome

Install PHP 7.1 and Related Modules

PHP 7.1 may not be available in Ubuntu default repositories. To install it, you will have to get it from third-party repositories.

Run the commands below to add the below third party repository to upgrade to PHP 7.1

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Then update and upgrade to PHP 7.1

sudo apt update

Next, run the commands below to install PHP 7.2 and related modules.

sudo apt install php7.1 libapache2-mod-php7.1 php7.1-common php7.1-gmp php7.1-curl php7.1-intl php7.1-mbstring php7.1-xmlrpc php7.1-mysql php7.1-bcmath php7.1-gd php7.1-xml php7.1-cli php7.1-zip

After installing PHP 7.2, run the commands below to open the PHP default config file for Apache2.

sudo nano /etc/php/7.1/apache2/php.ini

Then save the changes on the following lines below in the file. The value below is an ideal setting to apply in your environment.

file_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
short_open_tag = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = America/Chicago

After making the change above, please save the file and close it.

After installing PHP and related modules, you must restart Apache2 to reload PHP configurations.

To restart Apache2, run the commands below

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

To test PHP 7.2 settings with Apache2, create a phpinfo.php file in the Apache2 root directory by running the commands below

sudo nano /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

Then type the content below and save the file.

<?php phpinfo( ); ?>

Save the file. Then browse to your server hostname followed by /phpinfo.php


You should see the PHP default test page.

PHP 7.2 ubuntu nginx

Create Mautic Database

Once you’ve installed all the packages required for Mautic to function, continue below to start configuring the servers. First, run the commands below to create a blank Magento database.

To log on to the MariaDB database server, run the commands below.

sudo mysql -u root -p

Then create a database called mautic


Create a database user called mauticuser with a new password

CREATE USER 'mauticuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';

Then grant the user full access to the database.

GRANT ALL ON mautic.* TO 'mauticuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Finally, save your changes and exit.


Download Mautic Latest Release

To get Mautic’s latest release, you may want to use the GitHub repository. Install Composer, Curl, and other dependencies to get started.

sudo apt install curl git
curl -sS | sudo php -- --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

After installing curl and Composer above, change into the Apache2 root directory and download Mautic packages from Github.

cd /var/www/html
sudo git clone
cd /var/www/html/mautic
sudo composer install

Then run the commands below to set the correct permissions for Mautic to function.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/mautic/
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/mautic/

Configure Apache2

Finally, configure the Apahce2 site configuration file for Mautic. This file will control how users access Mautic content. Run the commands below to create a new configuration file called mautic. conf

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

Then copy and paste the content below into the file and save it. Replace the highlighted line with your domain name and directory root location.

<VirtualHost *:80>
     DocumentRoot /var/www/html/mautic

     <Directory /var/www/html/mautic/>
        Options +FollowSymlinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

     ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
     CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined


Save the file and exit.

Enable the Mautic and Rewrite Module

After configuring the VirtualHost above, please enable it by running the commands below.

sudo a2ensite mautic.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache2 by running the commands below to load all the settings above.

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Then open your browser and browse to the server domain name. You should see the Mautic setup wizard complete. Please follow the wizard carefully.

Then follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked to input your database configuration, administrative details, and other configuration settings. When complete, you may sign in and start using Mautic.

Return to anytime after that to sign in.

mautic ubuntu install

Type in the Mautic database information created above and continue.

mautic ubuntu installation

Create an admin account to manage Mautic and continue.

mautic ubuntu setup

Congratulation! You have successfully installed Mautic on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 and may work on 18.10.

ubuntu mautic

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  1. I Already suksess install.
    Trouble when
    Mautic Installation – Database Setup

    “An error occured while attempting to connect to the database: An exception occured in driver: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection timed out”

  2. In the above setup graphic for configuration you advise to enter the Database as mauticdb whereas we actually created the database as mautic and not mauticdb

  3. I’m trying to set up Mautic on my personal computer for tests purpose.
    I’m stuck at 3rd step, email configuration. The page is “loading” forever after I click the button, I have no idea why 🙁 any thoughts?
    I tried PHP Mailer and Gmail options, none worked.
    Thanks in advance

    1. Its me again. I installed IMAP and its working now.
      sudo apt install php7.0-imap
      sudo phpenmod imap
      php -m. Find out imap module
      service apache2 restart

  4. can you show how to secure the website through ssl using letsencrypt

  5. Your server does not meet the minimum PHP requirements. Mautic requires PHP version 7.2.21 while your server has Please contact your host to update your PHP installation.

    How can I solve this problem?

  6. I spend 2 days trying to install this… but sadly same problem always tired every version of php 7.1-7.4 but every time I i go to Mautic dr and try to “install composer” I get this Error please help
    reply her

    Do not run Composer as root/super user! See for details
    Loading composer repositories with package information
    Installing dependencies (including require-dev) from lock file
    Your requirements could not be resolved to an installable set of packages.

    Problem 1
    – Installation request for pcov/clobber v2.0.3 -> satisfiable by pcov/clobber[v2.0.3].
    – pcov/clobber v2.0.3 requires ext-pcov ^1.0 -> the requested PHP extension pcov is missing from your system.

    To enable extensions, verify that they are enabled in your .ini files:
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/php.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/10-mysqlnd.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/10-opcache.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/10-pdo.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/15-xml.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-bcmath.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-calendar.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-ctype.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-curl.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-dom.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-exif.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-fileinfo.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-ftp.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-gd.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-gettext.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-gmp.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-iconv.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-imap.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-intl.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-json.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-mbstring.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-mysqli.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-pdo_mysql.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-phar.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-posix.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-readline.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-shmop.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-simplexml.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-sockets.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-sysvmsg.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-sysvsem.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-sysvshm.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-tokenizer.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-wddx.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-xmlreader.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-xmlrpc.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-xmlwriter.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-xsl.ini
    – /etc/php/7.3/cli/conf.d/20-zip.ini
    You can also run `php –ini` inside terminal to see which files are used by PHP in CLI mode

    1. I am getting that issue too. Do you already found the solution?


    2. Any solution for this? I went through php7.1-7.4 as well it took me hours –

  7. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot Press Enter
    sudo apt update && apt upgrade -y
    sudo apt-get install python-certbot-apache Press Y
    certbot –apache -d
    a) Email
    b) Agree
    c) No
    d) 2
    sudo certbot renew –dry-run

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