Installation Using Install Script

Install playSMS using install script The script is included in playSMS release package. Current official release is playSMS version 1.4.2.

Please note that before following below steps you need to cover all steps required in Ubuntu Setup.

  1. Extract playSMS package and go there (For example in /usr/local/src)

    sudo tar -zxf playsms-1.4.2.tar.gz -C /usr/local/src
    ls -l /usr/local/src/
    cd /usr/local/src/playsms-1.4.2/
  2. Copy install.conf.dist to install.conf and edit install.conf

    Read install.conf and make changes to suit your system configuration

    sudo cp install.conf.dist install.conf
    sudo nano install.conf
  3. Run installer script

    sudo ./
  4. Configure rc.local to get playsmsd started on boot

    Look for rc.local on /etc, /etc/init.d or /etc/rc.d/init.d

    When you found it edit that rc.local and put:

    /usr/local/bin/playsmsd start

    on the bottom of the file (before exit if theres an exit command).

    This way playsmsd will start automatically on boot.


  • After successful installation, please run command ps ax and see if playsmsd is running

    ps ax | grep playsms
    4069 pts/12  S    0:00 /usr/bin/php -q /usr/local/bin/playsmsd /etc/playsmsd.conf schedule
    4071 pts/12  S    0:00 /usr/bin/php -q /usr/local/bin/playsmsd /etc/playsmsd.conf dlrssmsd
    4073 pts/12  S    0:00 /usr/bin/php -q /usr/local/bin/playsmsd /etc/playsmsd.conf recvsmsd
    4075 pts/12  S    0:00 /usr/bin/php -q /usr/local/bin/playsmsd /etc/playsmsd.conf sendsmsd
  • Run several checks

    sudo playsmsd status
    sudo playsmsd check
  • Stop here and review your installation steps when playsmsd is not running

  • Consider to ask question in playSMS forum when you encountered a problem
  • If all seems to be correctly installed you may try to login from web browser

    URL                    : http://[your web server IP]/playsms/
    Default admin username : admin
    Default admin password : admin

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