In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Anchor CMS on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, Anchor CMS is an open-source, light-weight, and ultra-simple blogging system. It’s written in PHP and Includes markdown Service, custom fields, themes, i18n compatibility, and many more.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Anchor CMS on a CentOS 7 server.
Install Anchor CMS on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP stack server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install the required PHP modules:
The first thing to do is to go to Anchor CMS’s download page and download the latest stable version of Anchor CMS, At the moment of writing this article it is version 0.12.3:
We will need to change some folders permissions:
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. You should read and below each step carefully which will set a root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB.
Configure it like this:
Next, we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Anchor CMS. Run the following command:
This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for Anchor CMS installation:
We will create an Apache virtual host for your Anchor CMS website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:
Next, create the virtual host:
Add the following lines:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effects:
Next step, we should allow HTTP traffic on port 80 through firewalld. You can do this by running the following command:
Anchor CMS will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/ or http://server-ip and complete the required steps to finish the installation.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Anchor CMS. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Anchor CMS on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Anchor CMS website.