Roundcube is a free and open-source webmail client that provides a modern user interface for accessing emails on a mail server. It supports IMAP and SMTP protocols and is written in PHP, making it easily customizable and extensible. This guide will walk you through the installation process of Roundcube on CentOS 7.
A CentOS 7 server with root access
Apache or Nginx web server
PHP with required extensions (including PHP's IMAP extension)
A working mail server with IMAP and SMTP support
Step 1: Update System Packages
Before we begin, let's make sure the server's package repositories are up to date:
# yum update
Step 2: Install Required Dependencies
We need to install some required packages and extensions for Roundcube. Run the following command:
Run the following command to secure your MariaDB installation:
Answer the prompts and set a secure password for the root user.
Create a new database and user for Roundcube:
# mysql -u root -p MariaDB> CREATE DATABASE roundcubemail; MariaDB> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON roundcubemail.* TO 'roundcube'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'Your_Password'; MariaDB> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; MariaDB> EXIT;
Step 4: Download and Extract Roundcube
Download the latest stable version of Roundcube from the official website or using the following command:
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