How To Install e107 CMS on Ubuntu 15.04

Install e107 CMS on Ubuntu 15.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of e107 CMS on your Ubuntu 15.04.  For those of you who didn’t know, e107 is a free (open-source) content management system that allows you to easily manage and publish your content online. The e107 CMS provides all the features you need to build a basic website or a fully interactive web portal and it doesn’t require any knowledge of programming languages in order to use it to build a website.

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 e107 content management system on a Ubuntu 15.04 server.

Install e107 CMS 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

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 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-gd

Step 3. Installing e107 CMS.

The first thing to do is to go to e107 CMS’s download page and download the latest stable version of e107 CMS, At the moment of writing this article it is version 2.0:

sudo cd /opt && wget wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/e107/e107/e107%20v2.0/e107_2.1_full.zip

Unpack the e107 CMS archive to the document root directory on your server:

mkdir /var/www/html/e107/
unzip e107_2.1_full.zip -d /var/www/html/e107/

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/html/e107

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for e107 CMS.

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:

mysql_secure_installation

Configure it like this:

- Set root password? [Y/n] y
- Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] y
- Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] y
- Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] y
- Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] y

Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the e107 CMS. Run the following command:

mysql -u root -p

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 e107 CMS installation:

MariaDB [(none)]> CREATE DATABASE e107;
MariaDB [(none)]> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON e107.* TO 'e107user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password';
MariaDB [(none)]> FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
MariaDB [(none)]> \q

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for e107 CMS.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘e107.conf’ on your virtual server:

sudo a2enmod rewrite
touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/e107.conf
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/e107.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/e107.conf
nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/e107.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/e107/
ServerName your-domain.com
ServerAlias www.your-domain.com
<Directory /var/www/html/e107/>
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 e107 CMS.

LiteCart will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com or http://your-server-ip 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.

For security reasons, it is recommended to set the ‘/var/www/html/e107/e107_config.php’ file permissions to 644 once you are done with the installation process.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed e107 CMS. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the e107 content management system on your Ubuntu 15.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official e107 CMS website.

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