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How To Install H5ai on Centos 7
January 01, 2019
How To Install H5ai on Centos 7

H5ai is a modern file indexer for HTTP web servers with focus on your files. Directories are displayed in a appealing way and browsing them is enhanced by different views, a breadcrumb and a tree overview. Initially h5ai was an acronym for HTML5 Apache Index but now it supports other web servers too.

Step 1 - Installing

Requires PHP 5.5+

wget https://release.larsjung.de/h5ai/h5ai-0.29.2.zip
unzip h5ai-0.29.2.zip

Copy folder _h5ai to the document root directory of the web server: DOC_ROOT/_h5ai.

DOC_ROOT
 ├─ _h5ai
 ├─ your files
 └─ and folders

Add /_h5ai/public/inde to http conf file

Apache httpd 2.2/2.4: in httpd.conf or in the root directory's .htaccess file set for example:
DirectoryIndex  index.html  index.php  /_h5ai/public/index.php
Nginx 1.2: in nginx.conf set for example:
index index.html index.php /_h5ai/public/index.php;

Step 2 - Visit http://YOUR-DOMAIN.TLD/_h5ai/public/index.php, to check if h5ai is reachable. This page shows some hints on the server's capabilities.

Public Cache Directory and Private Cache Directory

chmod -R 755 /_h5ai/private
chmod -R 755 /_h5ai/public

Use EXIF thumbs

Install exif for PHP

Movie thumbs

#EPEL Release
yum install -y epel-release
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-7
yum repolist

#Nux-Dextop
rpm --import http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/RPM-GPG-KEY-nux.ro
rpm -Uvh http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-1.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
yum repolist

#ffmpeg
yum install -y ffmpeg
ffmpeg -version

PDF thumbs

yum -y install imagemagick

Shell tar,Shell zip and Shell du

Remove exec, passthru and scandir from php.ini disabled function

Change website title

vi _h5ai/private/php/pages/index.php
<title>Index of JackieSung</title>
vi _h5ai/private/conf/options.json
/*
Replace window title with current breadcrumb.
*/
"title": {
"enabled": true
},
vi _h5ai/public/js/scripts.js
Replace "/"===e?f.getDomain():n.name
with
"/"===e?'Something I want':n.name

By Jackie Sung

Jackie Sung, also known by his nick-name KK, always strives for the best and learn from the best. Working and living as a Freelance Web Engineer/ Web Developer & Designer/ Amateur Youtuber/ Husky Lover.

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