Dolibarr Setup & Offerings
Dolibarr is a PHP based open source ERP/CRM. I am following the Advanced Setup process because I prefer to clone the repo and get things running that way. They also offer compressed archives which you would extract into a webserver root.
After cloning the repo, I installed PHP7.2. To get things running quickly for testing things out, I went into the project’s htdocs directory and ran the php built-in webserver (
php -S 0.0.0.0:8000, for example).
I opened up my browser and was greeted with a setup screen:
Clicking next takes me to the prerequisites check, which I found to be a very convenient feature. As you can see, there are a few features that my installation of PHP doesn’t support and at this point I could get those packages installed if I wanted to enable these features.
After the requirements check, we move into the site directory and database setup. From here you will configure the location of your website (htdocs), where to store documents created by the application, and the root URL for your site. Following that, you point the application at a database, or provide the credentials and information it needs to create a database. Once done, you are given a summary of your configuration options and may optionally ping Dolibarr to let them know you’ve just installed their app.
From here you will create an administrative account and finalize setup. After that, you’re ready to login.
Dolibarr has a wide horizon of modules available out of the box ranging from Human Resources modules all the way to setting up web APIs and payment processors. If these offerings aren’t enough, you can also head over to the Dolistore which is the official market for Dolibarr modules.