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Apache server configuration for EspoCRM on Ubuntu server

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These instructions are supplementary to the Server Configuration guideline. Please note that all configuration settings listed here are made on Ubuntu server.

PHP requirements

To install all necessary libraries, run these commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install php-mysql php-json php-gd php-mcrypt php-zip php-imap php-mbstring php-curl
sudo phpenmod mcrypt imap mbstring
sudo service apache2 restart

Fixing the issue “API Error: EspoCRM API is unavailable”:

Take only necessary steps. After each step check if the issue is solved.

1. Enable “mod_rewrite” support in Apache

To enable “mod_rewrite,” run these commands in a terminal:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo service apache2 restart

2. Enable .htaccess support

To enable .htaccess support, add/edit the Server Configuration Settings /etc/apache2/sites-available/ESPO_VIRTUAL_HOST.conf or /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf):

<Directory /PATH_TO_ESPO/>
AllowOverride All

Afterward, run this command in a terminal:

sudo service apache2 restart

3. Add RewriteBase path

Open a file /ESPOCRM_DIRECTORY/api/v1/.htaccess and replace the following line:

# RewriteBase /


RewriteBase /REQUEST_URI/api/v1/

where REQUEST_URI is a part of URL, e.g. for “http://example.com/espocrm/”, REQUEST_URI is “espocrm”.

Enable HTTP AUTHORIZATION support (only for FastCGI).

FastCGI does not support HTTP AUTHORIZATION by default. If you use FastCGI, you have to enable it in your VirtualHost or /etc/apache2/apache2.conf (httpd.conf) by adding the following code:

For Fcgid module:

<IfModule mod_fcgid.c>
  FcgidPassHeader Authorization
  FcgidPassHeader Proxy-Authorization

For FastCgi module:

<IfModule mod_fastcgi.c>
   FastCgiConfig -pass-header Authorization \
                        -pass-header Proxy-Authorization \
                        -pass-header HTTP_AUTHORIZATION  

To check which module is currently being used, run this command and find the module:

apache2ctl -M