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How To Install phpVirtualBox On Linux

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Written by Santosh Prasad

phpVirtualBox is a web-based front-end to VirtualBox that enables you to control your VirtualBox environment.An open source, AJAX execution of the VirtualBox user interface written in PHP. As a cutting edge web interface, it enables you to access and control remote VirtualBox cases. phpVirtualBox is intended to enable users to oversee VirtualBox in a headless environment – copy the VirtualBox GUI through its web interface.

Installation

Install Apache and PHP

$ sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 php5-mysql libapache2-mod-php5 php-soap

Start Apache service

# /etc/init.d/httpd start
Or
# systemctl start apache2

Now download the latest phpVirtualBox for its official website.

$ sudo wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpvirtualbox/files/phpvirtualbox-5.0-5.zip
$ sudo unzip phpvirtualbox-5.0-5.zip
$ sudo mv phpvirtualbox-5.0-5 /var/www/html/phpvirtualbox
$ sudo chmod 777 /var/www/html/phpvirtualbox

Its provides a service called vboxwebsrv which allow phpVirtualBox to connect to it.

Create a user and add to vboxuser group

$ sudo useradd virtual
$ sudo passwd virtual
$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxuser virtual

Edit or create configuration file and add the above user in it.

$ sudo nano /etc/default/virtualbox
VBOXWEB_USER="virtual"

Configure phpVirtualBox by editing config.php file.

$ sudo cp /var/www/html/phpvirtualbox/config.php-example /var/www/html/phpvirtualbox/config.php
$ sudo vim /var/www/html/phpvirtualbox/config.php
[...]
var $username = 'virtual';
var $password = '[email protected]';
[...]

Start virtual box web service.

$ sudo systemctl start vboxweb-service
Or
$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxweb-service start

Enable on boot.

$ sudo enable start vboxweb-service
Or
$ sudo chkconfig vboxweb-service on

Restart Apache.

$ sudo systemctl restart apache2
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Or
$ sudo systemctl restart httpd
$ sudo /etc/init.d/httpd restart

Now open internet browser and access your phpVirtualBox web console which will provide you GUI desktop environment.

http://ip-address-or-domain-name-of-virtualbox-server/phpvirtualbox

Enter your name and password:

Username: admin
Password: admin

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You will get virtualbox interface. Now you can Manage and administrate your virtual servers.

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