Would you like to learn how to install Zabbix using HTTPS on Ubuntu Linux? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install, configure, and access a Zabbix server using HTTPS and a free certificate from Letsencrypt on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

• Ubuntu 18.04
• Ubuntu 19.04
• Ubuntu 20.04
• Zabbix 5.0.2

Zabbix Playlist:

On this page, we offer quick access to a list of videos related to Zabbix installation.

Don't forget to subscribe to our youtube channel named FKIT.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Installation on Ubuntu Linux

Install the MySQl database service.

Copy to Clipboard

Access the MySQL service command-line.

Copy to Clipboard

Create a database named zabbix.

Copy to Clipboard

Create a database user named zabbix.

Copy to Clipboard

In our example, the password kamisma123 was set to the user named zabbix.

Give the MySQL user named zabbix permission over the database named zabbix.

Copy to Clipboard

Download the Zabbix 5 installation package.

Copy to Clipboard

Import Zabbix database template inside MySQL.

Copy to Clipboard

You have finished the Zabbix database installation.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Installing the Web server

Install the Apache web server and all the required packages.

Copy to Clipboard

Enable the required Apache modules.

Copy to Clipboard

Edit the Apache configuration file.

Copy to Clipboard

Add the following lines at the end of this file.

Copy to Clipboard

Find the location of the PHP configuration file on your system.

Edit the configuration file named: PHP.INI.

Copy to Clipboard

Keep in mind that your PHP version and the location of the file may not be the same of mine.

Set the following items on the php.ini file:

Copy to Clipboard

Set the correct timezone to your location.

Restart the apache service.

Copy to Clipboard

You have finished the Apache web server installation with PHP support.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Configure the Apache Virtual Hosts

Virtual Hosts if a feature that allows one Apache server to offer multiple websites using the same IP address.

Create the necessary infrastructure to use the Apache VirtualHosts feature

Our website will be named: ZABBIX.MINING-POOL.NINJA.

This website files will be stored inside the following directory:

Copy to Clipboard

This website logs will be stored inside the following directory:

Copy to Clipboard

Create an Apache virtual host configuration file for the Zabbix website.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the file with our configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Enable the Zabbix virtual host configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Restart the Apache service.

Copy to Clipboard

You have finished the Zabbix virtual host configuration on Apache.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - DNS Domain Registry

Access the GODADDY website and purchase a DNS domain.

In our example, we purchase a domain named MINING-POOL.NINJA.

You can use any website to purchase a DNS domain, GoDaddy is just my personal choice.

Create a DNS entry pointing your Zabbix website to the computer running Apache.

In our example, we created a DNS entry pointing ZABBIX.MINING-POOL.NINJA to 34.217.177.160.

Zabbix virtual host dns

Use the NSLOOKUP command to test your DNS configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the command output.

Copy to Clipboard

Open your browser and try to access the HTTP version of the website.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:

• http://zabbix.mining-pool.ninja

Zabbix HTTP Virtual Host

Congratulations! You have finished the required DNS configuration.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Install the Free HTTPS Certificate on Apache

We need to install the free HTTPS certificate.

We also need to redirect all HTTP traffic to the HTTPS version of the Zabbix website automatically.

Install the list of required packages.

Copy to Clipboard

Install the Apache free HTTPS certificate

Copy to Clipboard

• Press (A) to Agree with the Terms of Service.
• Press (Y) to share your e-mail and receive Newsletters.
• Press (2) to automatically redirect your HTTP website to the HTTPS versions.

Copy to Clipboard

The system will automatically install a free certificate.

It will also configure the Apache server to redirect all HTTP access to the HTTPS version of your website.

In our example, the system created a virtual host configuration file named: Zabbix-le-ssl.conf.

Here is the file content.

Copy to Clipboard

The KEY file contains your Certificate private key and must be kept in a safe place all the time.

In our example, the KEY file was stored at :

Copy to Clipboard

The system automatically modifies the original Apache's virtual host configuration file.

It will automatically redirect all HTTP requests to the HTTPS version of your website.

Copy to Clipboard

You have finished the required HTTPS configuration.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Test the Free HTTPS Certificate

It is time to test your configuration.

Open your browser and try to access the HTTP version of your website.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:

• http://zabbix.mining-pool.ninja

Apache will automatically redirect the HTTP request to the HTTPS version of your website.

Zabbix HTTPS Virtual Host

Congratulations! Your Apache HTTPS configuration is working.

Tutorial Zabbix Server - Installation on Ubuntu

Download and install the GOLANG package.

Copy to Clipboard

The GOLANG software was installed under the /usr/local folder.

In order to work properly, the GO software expect the system to have a set of environment variables.

Let's create a file to automate the required environment variables configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the file content.

Copy to Clipboard

Reboot your computer.

Copy to Clipboard

Verify if the required environment variables were created automatically.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the correct output:

Copy to Clipboard

Create a Linux account to the Zabbix user and install the required packages.

Copy to Clipboard

Compile and install the Zabbix server.

Copy to Clipboard

Find the location of the zabbix_server.conf file.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the original file, before our configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the new file with our configuration.

Copy to Clipboard

Start the Zabbix server.

Copy to Clipboard

Now, you need to choose which version of Zabbix agent you want to use.

Use the following command to start the default Zabbix Agent.

Copy to Clipboard

Or use the following command to start the new Zabbix Agent2.

Copy to Clipboard

Zabbix agent 2 appears to run in the foreground.

Move all the Zabbix frontend files to the Apache's virtual host directory created before.

Set the correct file permission.

Copy to Clipboard

Restart the Apache service.

Copy to Clipboard

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Web interface installation

Open your browser and access the HTTPS version of your Zabbix website.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:

• https://zabbix.mining-pool.ninja

The Zabbix installation wizard will be presented.

Click on the Next button.

zabbix 5 install

On the next screen, you will have to check if all the requirements were achieved.

Click on the Next button.

Zabbix 5 requirements

Enter the Database information required to connect to the Zabbix database.

• Host: localhost
• Database Username: zabbix
• Database Password: kamisama123

Zabbix 5 database configuration

On the next screen, you just have to click on the Next button.

zabbix agent

Now, take a look on the configuration summary.

Click on the Next button.

Zabbix 5 installation summary

On the next screen, you will have to click on the Finish button.

zabbix installation

Finally, you will be presented with the Zabbix login screen.

• Zabbix default username:  Admin
• Zabbix default Password: zabbix

zabbix login

After a successful login, you will be sent to the new Zabbix Dashboard.

Zabbix 5 Dashboard

Congratulations! The Zabbix HTTPS installation was finished successfully.

Tutorial Zabbix HTTPS - Web interface installation

The free certificate that was installed is valid for 90 days.

The System creates a scheduled task to automatically renew any certificate within thirty days of expiration.

The scheduled task name is CERTBOT and it is located inside the following directory:

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the file content.

Copy to Clipboard

Use the following command to simulate the process of certificate renew.

Copy to Clipboard

Here is the command output.

Copy to Clipboard

Congratulations! The Zabbix HTTPS installation was finished successfully.