How to Install Roundcube on Ubuntu 20.04


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Installing Roundcube on Ubuntu 20.04

Roundcube is a web-based email client that allows you to access and manage your email accounts through a simple and intuitive user interface. It supports various protocols such as IMAP and SMTP, allowing you to send, receive, and organize your emails effectively.

To install Roundcube on Ubuntu 20.04, follow the steps below:

  1. Update the system packages:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
  2. Install the required packages for Roundcube:
    sudo apt install apache2 mariadb-server php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql php-intl php-ldap php-json php-mbstring php-curl php-xml
  3. Secure the MariaDB installation and set a root password:
    sudo mysql_secure_installation
  4. Login to the MariaDB server as the root user:
    sudo mysql -u root -p
  5. Create a new database and user for Roundcube:
    CREATE DATABASE roundcube;
    GRANT ALL ON roundcube.* TO 'roundcube'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';
  6. Download and extract the latest stable version of Roundcube to the Apache document root directory:
    cd /var/www/html
    sudo wget https://github.com/roundcube/roundcubemail/releases/download/1.4.12/roundcubemail-1.4.12-complete.tar.gz
    sudo tar xf roundcubemail-1.4.12-complete.tar.gz
    sudo mv roundcubemail-1.4.12/* .
    sudo rm roundcubemail-1.4.12-complete.tar.gz
    sudo rm -r roundcubemail-1.4.12
  7. Configure the Roundcube installation by copying the configuration template and editing it with your favorite text editor:
    sudo cp config/defaults.inc.php config/config.inc.php
    sudo nano config/config.inc.php
    Adjust the database settings by updating the following lines:
    $config['db_dsnw'] = 'mysql://roundcube:your_password@localhost/roundcube';
    $config['db_prefix'] = 'roundcube_';
  8. Create the Roundcube database schema by executing the following command:
    sudo mysql -u root -p roundcube < SQL/mysql.initial.sql
  9. Set the appropriate ownership and permissions for the Roundcube files:
    sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html
    sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html
  10. Restart Apache to apply the changes:
    sudo systemctl restart apache2

Now, you can access Roundcube by opening your web browser and navigating to http://your_server_ip/. You will be prompted to enter your email credentials and choose your preferred interface language.

That's it! You have successfully installed Roundcube on Ubuntu 20.04. You can now enjoy managing your emails through this user-friendly web-based email client.

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