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Install on Ubuntu (16.04 | 18.04)

Install MailCarry on VPS (Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04)

Step 1: Install Apache2

sudo apt update

sudo apt install apache2

Step 2: Install PHP 7.2 and Related Modules

To install PHP and related modules run the commands below

sudo apt install php7.2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-mbstring php7.2-xmlrpc php7.2-soap php7.2-gd php7.2-xml php7.2-cli php7.2-zip  php7.2-curl php7.2-imap php7.2-mysql

Step 3: Enable Rewrite Module

sudo a2enmod rewrite

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 4: Install MySQL

sudo apt install mysql-server

Create MySQL user

CREATE USER 'mailcarry'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'M@ilC@rry123';

where “mailcarry” is the username and “M@ilc@arry123” is the password

GRANT ALL ON mailcarry.* TO 'mailcarry'@'localhost';


Step 5: Upload MailCarry files on the server

Upload all the extracted files from MailCarry.[VERSION-NUMBER].zip to the location, eg:


Step 6: Set Permissions

Set the permission for the following file and folders

  • chmod 777 -R /var/www/html/.env
  • chmod 777 -R /var/www/html/storage/
  • chmod 777 -R /var/www/html/bootstrap/cache/

By default, Apache does not allow the use of ‘.htaccess’ file so you will need to edit the configuration of virtual host file by adding the following code:

Enable .Htaccess File Ubuntu

<Directory /var/www/html>
  Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
  AllowOverride All
  Require all granted

For instance, you can edit the default virtual hosts that ships with Apache using a nano editor by typing the command below:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

copy-paste the above text just before the ‘</VirtualHost>’ closing tag. Remember to save the file

Then, restart Apache for the changes to take effect:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 7: Now Access the Install URL

eg: If is the domian then

  • Fill the data as per your requirement
  • Click Install

Install cron

sudo apt install cron

Set the required cron

* * * * * /usr/bin/php /var/www/html/artisan schedule:run >/dev/null 2>&1

Cron command may vary according to the php path and files path.
After succcessfull installation MailCarry will show you the required command.

Hurrah! You have done it.

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