How To Install Microweber CMS on CentOS 7

Install Microweber CMS on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microweber CMS on CentOS 7. 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. 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 of Linux, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Microweber on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Microweber CMS on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

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 required PHP modules:

yum -y install php-gd php-imap php-ldap php-odbc php-pear php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-mssql php-snmp php-soap php-tidy curl curl-devel

Step 3. Installing Microweber on CentOS 7.

Now, download the latest release of Microweber CMS and unzip it:

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/microweber
cd /var/www/microweber
wget https://download.microweberapi.com/ready/core/microweber-latest.zip
unzip microweber-latest.zip
rm microweber-latest.zip

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/microweber/

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for Microweber 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 Microweber 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 Microweber CMS installation:

CREATE DATABASE microweber;
CREATE USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY 'your-strong-password';
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON microweber.* TO [email protected];
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Step 5. Configuring Apache for Microweber.

We will create Apache virtual host for your Microweber website. First, create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf
IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf

Next, create the virtual host:

mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/
nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80>
ServerAdmin [email protected]
DocumentRoot /var/www/microweber
ServerName yourdomain.com
ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log"
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined

<Directory "/var/www/microweber/">
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

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

systemctl restart httpd.service

Step 6. Accessing Microweber CMS.

Microweber 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. 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 the Microweber content management system and website builder on CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microweber website.

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