How to install Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on ClearOS

The guide below is to install Tiki directly on ClearOS. Instead, you may prefer to install TRIM (and install one or many Tikis via TRIM)


  • Tiki 12.x can be installed on ClearOS 6.x or 7.x, once you activate the web server (PHP) and database (MySQL for ClearOS 6.x and MariaDB for ClearOS 7.x)
  • For Tiki 15.x LTS or 18.x, LTS you need to upgrade to PHP 5.6: How to install a PHP version picker on ClearOS
  • Tiki 19.x will likely require PHP 7.1

See also: How to set up websites on ClearOS

Web server

  • Search and install the "Server"/"Web Server" app from the ClearOS marketplace
  • You will likely be asked to choose between OpenLDAP, Samba and Active Directory. Pick OpenLDAP
  • Set up a web site
    • The default settings are fine except for Follow Symlinks / Allow Rewrite, which should be enabled. This is now the default :-)



Install Tiki

Optional setups

Configure OpenLDAP

Please see: How to configure Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware with OpenLDAP for ClearOS

Search within files

Optional: How to configure ClearOS to permit Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware to search within files

Data file storage

If you are going to have a lot of files (several hundred or more) or large files (10 Megs or more), you should change the setup to store them in the file system instead of the database. Please see: https://doc.tiki.org/File-Storage#Ideal_scenario

Cron Job to Rebuild Search Index

Advanced users

Install Tiki from SVN