How to Install Open eClass on Fedora Server Latest

Open eClass is one of the popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) used for creating and managing online courses, quizzes, and assignments. It is open-source software that allows educators to provide an interactive learning environment to students. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the installation process of Open eClass on Fedora Server Latest.


Before you proceed, make sure you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. A fresh installation of Fedora Server Latest
  2. User account with sudo privileges
  3. Access to the internet

Step 1: Update System Packages

In the first step, update the system and ensure all packages are up to date to avoid any compatibility issues.

sudo dnf update

Step 2: Install Apache Web Server

Open eClass requires a web server to function properly, so install an Apache web server and start the service.

sudo dnf install httpd

sudo systemctl start httpd

Step 3: Install MariaDB

Open eClass requires a database management system, so install MariaDB.

sudo dnf install mariadb-server

Start and enable the MariaDB service.

sudo systemctl start mariadb

sudo systemctl enable mariadb

Step 4: Create a MariaDB Database and User

Create a database, user, and grant the appropriate privileges for Open eClass.

sudo mysql

MariaDB> CREATE DATABASE openeclass;

MariaDB> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON openeclass.* to 'openeclass'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';


MariaDB> exit;

Step 5: Download and Install Open eClass

Download the latest version of Open eClass from the official website using wget command.

sudo wget

Unzip the downloaded file in the Apache root directory.

sudo unzip -d /var/www/html/

Change ownership and permission of the Open eClass directory.

sudo chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/Open-eClass

sudo chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/Open-eClass

Step 6: Configure SELinux

Configure SELinux to allow Apache to write to the Open eClass directory.

sudo chcon -R -t httpd_sys_rw_content_t /var/www/html/Open-eClass/

Step 7: Configure Apache for Open eClass

Create a new Apache VirtualHost configuration file for Open eClass.

sudo nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/openeclass.conf

Add the following configuration to the file and save it.

<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/Open-eClass
    <Directory /var/www/html/Open-eClass>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/openeclass_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/httpd/openeclass_access.log combined

Step 8: Restart Apache

Restart the Apache service to apply the changes.

sudo systemctl restart httpd

Step 9: Access Open eClass

Open a web browser and access the Open eClass website by entering the server IP address or hostname in the address bar.


You will be redirected to the Open eClass installation wizard. Follow the instructions to install Open eClass.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Open eClass on Fedora Server Latest. Now, you can create courses, quizzes, and assignments and share them with students.

If you want to self-host in an easy, hands free way, need an external IP address, or simply want your data in your own hands, give a try!