Installing Phabricator on Ubuntu 20.04

To install the required dependency packages

sudo apt-get -qq update sudo apt-get install \   git mysql-server apache2 libapache2-mod-php \   php php-mysql php-gd php-curl php-apcu php-cli php-json php-mbstring \   || failed 

To enable mod_rewrite in Apache

sudo a2enmod rewrite

To enable mod_php

sudo apt install libapache2-mod-php7.4
sudo a2enmod php7.4

To make changes in the default PHP config, need to open the php.ini file and set the following configs.

sudo vim /etc/php/7.4/apache2/php.inifile_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
short_open_tag = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = asia/singapore

After saving the above configs, need to restart the Apache2 server to apply the configs.

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

To test PHP 7.4 settings with Apache2, create a phpinfo.php file in Apache2 root directory.

sudo vim /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

Save the below content in the above created phpinfo.php file.

<?php phpinfo( ); ?>

To test Apache2, browse the below url.


Now, you can grab Phabricator and its dependencies from git.

git clone
git clone
git clone

Then, configure Phabricator mysql settings.

cd phabricator./bin/config set localhost
./bin/config set mysql.user root
./bin/config set mysql.pass <password>
./bin/storage upgrade --user root--password <password>

Now, we need to configure Apache2

To add configuration file with VirtualHost entry for Phabricator, create phabricator.conf file in the below location and add the below content in it.

sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/phabricator.conf<VirtualHost *>
# Change this to the domain which points to your host.

# Change this to the path where you put 'phabricator' when you checked it
# out from GitHub when following the Installation Guide.
# Make sure you include "/webroot" at the end!
DocumentRoot /path/to/phabricator/webroot

RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?__path__=$1 [B,L,QSA]
<Directory "/path/to/phabricator/webroot">
Require all granted

After configuring the VirtualHost as above, to enable it and restart Apache2.

sudo a2ensite phabricator.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

To access Phabricator browse the below url.