In this tutorial we will show you how to install BoltWire CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know,BoltWire is a free and lightweight content management system written in PHP, BoltWire CMS offers features that may not be available with other PHP-based CMSes, like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, it helps you create personal or business websites in minutes by just uploading the content of these sites to your server.
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 BoltWire CMS on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
Install BoltWire CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
An Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:
Next, download BoltWire latest release, right-click the “Download” button and copy the direct download link, then download it to your server by using wget. Once the download has finished, unzip the downloaded zip file:
We will need to change some folders permissions:
Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘boltwire.conf’ on your virtual server:
Add the following lines:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effect:
BoltWire will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your-domain.com/start.php or http://server-ip/start.php and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed BoltWire. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing BoltWire content management system on Ubuntu 18.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official BoltWire website.