Install Electronic Logbook (ELOG) on Ubuntu – Manage Notes Using Web Interface

Elog is a part of weblog application suit; the design goal of weblog is to put information of general use online. Elog is electronic Logbook and lets users save their notes online in an easy to use, lightweight web interface. It is simple and easy to use application, you can access your notes locally and remotely using web address. This tool is extremely useful in many scenarios, you need to deliver some presentation or attend any meeting, simply save your notes and access it from anywhere in the world. It also allows you to share your logbook with other people, so in this way friends and colleagues can better collaborate on the items of mutual interest. Let’s see how we can install it on Ubuntu 15.04 operating system.

Installing Elog on Ubuntu

Elog needs Lamp-stack to be installed on our Ubuntu system; Lamp Stack consists of Apache, PHP and MySQL server. In order to install Lamp-stack, launch your ubuntu system terminal and run following command.

sudo apt-get install lamp-server^

During the installation process, it will load a pop up to specify the root password for your MySQL Server.

MySQL install

Once the installation of lamp-stack is complete, run following command to start Apache service.

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 start

Our Ubuntu system is ready to host Elog now, run following command on the terminal to install Elog.

sudo apt-get install elog

Congratulations, Elog has been installed now, run following command to star Elog service.

sudo /etc/init.d/elog start

start elog

Launch your browser and load http://localhost:8080; there you go, here is your Elog- start using your electronic Logbook:

install elog

Important : Please make sure to configure Elog to start on your Ubuntu system boot up. Run following command to configure it to start on system boot up.

sudo chkconfig elog on


It is a lightweight application, runs super fast and keeps running in the background. It is a tiny, useful application and should help your daily life tasks. Try it out, hope you will like it 🙂