How To Install Microweber CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Microweber CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Microweber CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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, 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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Microweber CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

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, and PHP) server.

A 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:

apt-get install php7.1-cli php7.1-gd php7.1-opcache php7.1-mysql php7.1-json php7.1-mcrypt php7.1-xml php7.1-curl

Step 3. Installing Microweber CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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

wget -O
mkdir /var/www/html/microweber
unzip -d /var/www/html/microweber

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/microweber/
chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/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:


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 USER 'microweberuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
GRANT ALL ON microweber.* TO 'microweberuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Microweber CMS.

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

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>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/microweber
<Directory /var/www/html/microweber/>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
allow from all
ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/
CustomLog /var/log/apache2/ common

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

sudo a2ensite microweber.conf
sudo a2enmod rewrite
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Step 6. Accessing Microweber CMS.

Microweber CMS will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to 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.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Microweber. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Microweber on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Microweber website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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