In this tutorial we will show you how to install Textpattern on your Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Textpattern is an elegant CMS. It is a free open source software that allows web developers, designers, and bloggers to publish their content within a clean and easy interface. Texpattern comes with full range of features and it allows you to easily create, edit and publish content on your 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 Textpattern on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Install Textpattern on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal:
Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server.
A Debian 9 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, Please read our previous tutorial to install LAMP Server on Debian 9.
Step 3. Installing Textpattern on Debian system.
First thing to do is to go to Textpattern’s download page and download the latest stable version of Textpattern, At the moment of writing this article it is version 4.5.7:
We will need to change some folders permissions:
By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. You should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB.
Configure it like this:
Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the Textpattern. Run the following command:
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 Textpattern installation:
Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘textpattern.conf’ on your virtual server:
Now, we can restart Apache web server so that the changes take place:
Textpattern will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/setup/index.php or http://server-ip/setup/index.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 Textpattern. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Install Textpattern CMS on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Textpattern on web site.