How To Install Microweber on Ubuntu 15.04

Install Microweber on Ubuntu 15.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Microweber on your Ubuntu 15.04.  For those of you who didn’t know, Microweber is an open-source drag and drop CMS and it is built on top of Laravel 5. The core idea of the software is to let you create your own website, online shop, or blog. Tagging all along will be different modules, customizations, and features of the CMS, among them many specifically tailored for e-commerce enthusiasts and bloggers.

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 of Microweber on a Ubuntu 15.04 server.

Install Microweber on Ubuntu 15.04

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common git nano curl

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP)  server.

A Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install all required PHP modules:

sudo apt-get install php5-fpm php5-cli php5-json php5-curl php5-gd php5-mysqlnd php5-imap php5-mcrypt

Step 3. Install Composer.

Install Composer which is the tool for dependency management in PHP:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | sudo php

In this tutorial, we will put the composer in our /usr/local/bin/ directory.  We will also rename the composer’s name from composer.phar to composer. To do that type the following command:

mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Give execute permission to the composer:

chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 4. Installing Microweber.

Download the latest version of Laravel, Use the below command to clone master repo of Microweber from GitHub:

cd /var/www
git clone https://github.com/microweber/microweber.git

After then move to the Microweber code directory and use composer to install all dependencies required for the Microweber framework:

cd /var/www/microweber
composer install

Run the following command to finish the Microweber installation:

php artisan microweber:install [email protected] admin pass 127.0.0.1 microweber microweber strong_password

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Microweber.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘microweber.conf’ on your virtual server:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo a2ensite microweber.conf
touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/microweber.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/microweber.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/microweber.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/microweber.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/microweber
ServerName your-domain.com
ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
<Directory /var/www/microweber/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
</Directory>
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-error_log
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-access_log common
</VirtualHost>

Now, we can restart the Apache webserver so that the changes take place:

systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing Microweber.

Simple Invoices will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://server-ip-address and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microweber. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Microweber on your Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microweber website.

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