Snipe-IT is an open-source web-based application designed for asset management. It is specifically focused on IT assets, making it a popular choice for managing and tracking hardware and software within an organization. The primary goal of Snipe-IT is to provide a centralized and efficient way for businesses to keep track of their assets, including computers, servers, software licenses, and other equipment.

In this tutorial, we will walk through the step-by-step process of installing Snipe-IT on a server running Ubuntu 22.04.

Step 1 – Install LEMP Stack

Snipe-IT requires a LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP) stack. You can install it using the following commands:

apt update -y
apt install nginx mariadb-server php-bcmath php-common php-ctype php-curl php-fileinfo php-fpm php-gd php-iconv php-intl php-mbstring php-mysql php-soap php-xml php-xsl php-zip git -y

Next, install PHP Composer using the following command.

apt install composer -y

After the successful installation, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Create a Database

You will also need to create a database and user for Snipe-IT. First, connect to the MySQL shell.


Once connected, create a database and user with the following command.

mysql> CREATE DATABASE snipeit;
mysql> GRANT ALL ON snipeit.* TO snipeit@localhost identified by 'password';

Next, flush the privileges and exit from the MySQL shell.

mysql> \q

Step 3 – Install Snipe-IT

First, navigate to the NGINX web root directory and download the latest version of Snipe-IT using the following command.

cd /var/www/html
git clone

Next, change the directory to Snipe-IT and copy the sample environment file.

cd snipe-it
cp .env.example .env

Next, edit the environment file.

nano .env

Define your app URL, database, and other information.


Save and close the file, then set proper permissions and ownership.

chown -R www-data: /var/www/html/snipe-it
chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/snipe-it

Next, update and install plugins and other required dependencies.

composer update --no-plugins --no-scripts
composer install --no-dev --prefer-source --no-plugins --no-scripts

Next, generate the artisan key.

php artisan key:generate


*     Application In Production!     *

 Do you really wish to run this command? (yes/no) [no]:
 > yes

Application key set successfully.

Step 4 – Create an Nginx Virtual Host

Now, create a new Nginx virtual host for Snipe-IT.

nano /etc/nginx/conf.d/snipeit.conf

Add the following configuration.

server {
        listen 80;
        root /var/www/html/snipe-it/public;
        index index.php;
        location / {
                try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

        location ~ \.php$ {
include fastcgi.conf;
                include snippets/fastcgi-php.conf;
                fastcgi_pass unix:/run/php/php8.1-fpm.sock;
fastcgi_split_path_info ^(.+\.php)(/.+)$;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;


Save the file, then edit the Nginx main configuration file.

nano /etc/nginx/nginx.conf

Add the following line after the line http {:

server_names_hash_bucket_size 64;

Save the file, then restart the Nginx service to apply the changes.

systemctl restart nginx

Step 5 – Access Snipe-IT Web Interface

Now, open your web browser and access the Snipe-IT web interface using the URL You will see the pre-flight check page.

Ensure all required dependencies are installed, then click the Next: Create Database Table. You will see the following page.

Click on the Next: Create User. You will see the following page.

Define your site name, email, user, and password, then click Next: Save User. You will see the Snipe-IT dashboard.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Snipe-IT on Ubuntu 22.04. You can now start using Snipe-IT to manage your organization’s assets efficiently. Remember to regularly update Snipe-IT and keep your system secure by following best practices for server administration. Explore the Snipe-IT documentation for additional features and customization options based on your organization’s needs. You can now deploy Snipe-IT on dedicated server hosting from Atlantic.Net!