How To Install FlatPress CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install FlatPress CMS on Ubuntu 18.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install FlatPress CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, FlatPress is an open source, multi-lingual extensible blogging engine which does not require a database. It stores all of its content on text files. It also contains features like support of various plugins, widget support and customizable themes.

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 FlatPress on a Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install FlatPress CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 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.

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

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:

Step 3. Installing FlatPress on Ubuntu.

Download a Flatpress package using the following command:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 5. Configuring Apache for FlatPress.

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

Add the following lines:

Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effect:

Step 5. Accessing FlatPress.

FlatPress will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip 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 FlatPress. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing FlatPress content management system on Ubuntu 18.04. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official FlatPress website.

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