How to install myreview_v2

MyReview is an open-source web application for managing the paper submission and paper review phases. 

Following steps can be followed for successful installation of MyReview. Be careful
and attentive at each step.

1. Enable the apache‘s rewrite module, by running following command:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

2. Restart the apache, using command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

3. Run the following commands to setup a database.


4. Open database.ini file, located at myreview_v2/config/default/database.ini
and change username as ‘root’, database as ‘myreview’ and give your mysql

5. Run the scripts named myreview.sql and Country.sql located at myreview_v2/install
directory via the phpMyAdmin utility, or with the MySQL command source
under the MySQL command-line utility.

6. 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.

7. Check the following points in the php.ini file.
• File_upload must be on, otherwise authors will simply not be able to
upload their papers.
• Also check the upload_tmp_dir and upload_max_filesize values. By de-
fault PHP does not accept files whose size is greated than 2MB. (The upload_max_filesize sets the maximal size of uploaded files. It is limited to 2MB by default.)

8. Copy default file located in /etc/apache2/sites enabled/. You can simply copy and use as a template with this command:

sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/myreview

9. Open the new configuration file using vi editor and edit with the correct

settings. Following is the command to open file with vi editor.

sudo vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/myreview

Following are the changes
that are required to be made.
• Change the ‘Document Root’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/
• Also change the ‘Directory’ directive to /var/www/myreview/www/
• Under the line that begins ‘ServerAdmin’, add the following line:

 ServerName myreview

• In
\<Directory /var/www/myreview/www/>
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
allow from all

change AllowOverride None to Allow Override All
• Save changes to the configuration file, and then exit.

10. Enable the new site with the following command:

sudo a2ensite myreview

11. Restart the apache server using command:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

12. Add the following to the hosts file located in /etc myreview

13. Unzip the located at /var/www/myreview/library

14. Now restart the apache and enter the following in the browser to view the
homepage of MyReview system:


3 thoughts on “How to install myreview_v2

  1. thankiew harman
    this tutorial helps me a lot
    but one problem is that when i open
    this page display “it works. The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.”
    so kindly tell me whats the problem .

    1. It means you have successfully installed the myreview system, but there may be some path problem due to which content is not being displayed.

      Please check, whether you have placed the required files at proper locations or not.

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