In this tutorial, we will see the installation of another CMS called Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. This content management system is highly configurable with support for modules and it offers webmasters all needed features to create websites, portals, web applications, E-learning (quizzes, webinars, etc.), knowledge base, etc. For more information about TikiWiki, click here.

You can follow this tutorial under the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older
  • Linux Mint 14/13/12 or older
1. LAMP Server Installation

As usual, we will use the LAMP server to run this CMS. Open the terminal and install it with this command:

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^ php5-gd

For more information about the LAMP server, click here.

2. Creating MySQL Database and User

This CMS requires a MySQL database and user to be able to store data. You can create them with phpMyAdmin, or run this sequence of commands from the terminal:

mysql -u root -p 
create database tiki; 
CREATE USER 'tiki-user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY '12345'; 
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON tiki.* TO 'tiki-user' IDENTIFIED BY '12345'; 

The text highlighted in red are randomly selected. You can replace them with your own details. Here are the MySQL details that have been created:

  • Hostname: localhost
  • Database name: tiki
  • Database user: tiki-user
  • Database user password: 12345

3. Installing Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

Via the terminal, issue these commands to download Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware 9.2  and move its script folder to /var/www/:

cd /tmp 
wget -c -O 
sudo unzip -q -d /var/www/ 
sudo mv /var/www/tiki-9.2 /var/www/tiki 
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/www/tiki 
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

To start the installation of Tiki, open this web address:


Note: Replace localhost with your server IP address if needed.

You will be redirected to the installation page, follow the setup instructions: