Installation of MyReview

MyReview is a web-based conference management software.It is an open-source web application for managing the paper submission and paper review phases.

Steps to install MyReview:

  • Restart the apache with the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

  • By running following command enable the apache‘s rewrite modulesudo a2enmod rewrite
  • Chage the directory to /var/www/ by tpying following command:

cd /var/www

  • Type the following commands in terminal one by one
sudo wget 
sudo unzip download 
sudo mv myreview_v2 myreview 
sudo chmod 777 -R myreview 
cd myreview/library/ 
sudo unzip
  • Now type the following commands in terminal
cd /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/ 
sudo vi .htaccess
  • Write the following line in the file which is now open
RewriteEngine OnRewriteOptions InheritRewriteRule ^link([^/]*).html$ rewrite.php?link=$1 [L]
  • It is like this:

  • Now to create virtual host run the following commands one by one and made changes as explained below the commands.

cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/

cp default myreview

sudo vi myreview

Make changes explained below in this file:

change the ‘Document Root’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/
change the ‘Directory’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/

Under the line that begins ‘ServerAdmin’, add the following line:

ServerName myreview
\<Directory /var/www/myreview/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all
change AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All

Type the following commands in terminal:

cd /etc

vi hosts

Add the following line to the open file myreview

After editing the file is:

Save the file and exit. Virtual host is created now.

  • Now type the following commands one by one in terminal:

cd /var/www/myreview/config/default/

vi database.ini

  • In the open file, replace the values as mentioned below:
db.params.dbname = myreview
db.params.username = root
db.params.password = rimpy
  •  you can give your myseql password.
  • After editing file is:

  • After this create the database myreview by using mysql command-line utility.Type following command to create database
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON myreview.* TO root@localhost IDENTIFIED BY ‘your_mysql_password’;
  • Now import the scripts named myreview.sql and Country.sql under myreview database located at myreview_v2/install directory via the phpMyAdmin .

  • Now import zmax_text.csv file located in myreview_v2/install directory, into  the zmax_text table. With MySQL, the simplest way is to use phpMyAdmin:
    • go to the myreview database;
    • select the zmax_text table in the left bar;
    • select the ‘Import’ tab;
    • choose the zmax_text CSV file and run the import.
  • Once this is done, your database is initialized and ready
  • Enable the new site “MyReview” with the following command:sudo a2ensite myreview
  • Restart the apache server using command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

  • Now type the following in yhe URL of browser:


  • It will show the following:

  •    MyReview is installed now.

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