This tutorial explains how to run Selenium test cases with Selenium Server and PHPUnit on a Linux server that has no GUI (headless).

Make sure you have pear installed. Then upgrade to at least version 1.9.2

pear upgrade pear

Install firefox

apt-get install firefox

In order to run firefox on a headless server (means without a GUI), Xvfb (X virtual frame buffer) must be used. To install it:

apt-get install xvfb

Install Java:

apt-get install openjdk-6-jre-headless

Download Selenium Server and put it on your server, for example: /opt/selenium-server.jar. or direct link More >