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Nginx 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 nginx 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 rewrite rules in Nginx server

Add this code to your Nginx server block config file (/etc/nginx/sites-available/YOUR_SITE) inside “server” block:

server {   
    # ...
    
    client_max_body_size 50M;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
    }

    location /api/v1/ {
        if (!-e $request_filename){
            rewrite ^/api/v1/(.*)$ /api/v1/index.php last; break;
        }
    }

    location /portal/ {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /portal/index.php?$query_string;
    }

    location /api/v1/portal-access {
        if (!-e $request_filename){
            rewrite ^/api/v1/(.*)$ /api/v1/portal-access/index.php last; break;
        }
    }

    location ~ /reset/?$ {
        try_files /reset.html =404;
    }

    location ^~ (data|api)/ {
        if (-e $request_filename){
            return 403;
        }
    }
    location ^~ /data/logs/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /data/\.backup/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /data/config.php {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /data/cache/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /data/upload/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /application/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /custom/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ^~ /vendor/ {
        deny all;
    }
    location ~ /\.ht {
        deny all;
    }
}

If you don’t have this file, you have to create it. For this open a terminal and run a command:

sudo cp /etc/nginx/sites-available/default /etc/nginx/sites-available/espocrm.conf

And add the code listed above. For more information on how to configure a new Virtual Host on Nginx, please read this guideline.

Run this command in a terminal to check if everything is fine:

sudo nginx -t

If so, run the command to restart nginx server:

sudo service nginx restart

2. Add RewriteBase path

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

# RewriteBase /

with

RewriteBase /REQUEST_URI/api/v1/

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