Update xibo 1.7.4 to 1.8.3

I want to update my version of xibo 1.7.3 to the latest version but I do not find any tutorial telling me step by step what to do.

thank you to guide me knowing that I am a novice

bests regards

First you need to upgrade to 1.7.9. Instructions for upgrading to 1.7.9 are in the release notes.


Once at 1.7.9, then you can upgrade to 1.8.3. 1.8 series has very different requirements on the server side, so you’ll need to read the installation section of the manual and see if your current server is suitable or not.


I made the update of xibo 1.7.4 to 1.7.9
I now want to update to 1.8.3
My server is under 64bits centos:
$ uname -r

is that enough?
do you have a step-by-step tutorial to perform this update?
I do not feel comfortable with Docker and I want to be sure not to put HS my server in production.

best regards

Your server’s suitability doesn’t depend on what Kernel it’s running.

The links I sent earlier explain the system requirements if you’re not running Docker.

ie PHP 5.6 with ZeroMQ support included, MySQL 5.6.

You also need to make changes to your webserver configuration so that only the “web” folder of Xibo is served. That is all explained in the manual.

You’ll also need to install, configure and run XMR and XTR.

As it’s a custom install, we can’t give a step-by-step as we don’t know where your files are located, or what position you’re starting from. You will need to check on each item yourself, and critically have a good backup before you begin so you can roll back if there are issues.


when i upgraded from xibo 1.7.4 to 1.7.9 i simply downloaded xibo-1-7-9 which i put in a xibo-179 directory for which i gave all rights at httpd and I copied the settings.php file which contains all the information (user, database name, password … etc) and then I changed the path of the xibo directory from the file. httpd configuration

can we do the same to switch to 1.8.3 without using docker that I do not know and that seems to me comliqué without having access to a tutorial that explains step by step what to do

for more information, I used:

  • CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)
  • PHP 5.4.16
  • mysql Ver 15.1 Distributes 5.5.56-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1
  • xibo 1.7.9

thank you in advance for your precious help

Best regards

PHP 5.4 is too old. It won’t run Xibo 1.8 series.

But otherwise yes, if you extract Xibo to a new directory, and then put settings.php in to the web subfolder, and configure your httpd config to point the document root to that same web subfolder the basics will work.

You MUST configure XTR too which is covered in the manual, otherwise certain parts of the CMS won’t work properly and your database will grow uncontrollably large.

You can optionally configure XMR, but that requires your PHP version to have ZeroMQ support built in. You’ll have to see if it does or not once you’ve upgraded PHP.

If it doesn’t, or you don’t want to configure XMR, then you’ll loose the push messaging features, but most functionality will still work.