How To Install Typesetter CMS on CentOS 7

Install Typesetter CMS on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Typesetter CMS on your CentOS 7.  For those of you who didn’t know, Typesetter is an open-source CMS written in PHP that allows website developers to create feature-rich and flexible websites using an easy-to-use true WYSIWYG editor. It uses flat-file storage, and this is one of the main differences between Typesetter and other content management systems, so there is no need for a database to store and retrieve the actual data.

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 Typesetter CMS on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • 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 Typesetter CMS on CentOS 7

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

yum -y update

Step 2. Install the LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install the required PHP modules:

yum install php-mysql php-gd php-ldap php-xml php-xmlrpc php-mbstring php-mcrypt curl zlib

Step 3. Installing Typesetter CMS.

The first thing to do is to go to Typesetter CMS’s download page and download the latest stable version of Typesetter CMS, At the moment of writing this article it is version 5.0.2 series:

wget -O typesettercms.zip http://www.typesettercms.com/Special_gpEasy?cmd=download

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

unzip typesettercms.zip
mv Typesetter /var/www/html/typesettercms/

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown apache:apache -R /var/www/html/typesettercms/

Step 4. Configuring Apache web server for Typesetter CMS.

We will create Apache virtual host for your Typesetter website. First create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file 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 webmaster@yourdomain.com
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/typesettercms/"
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/html/typesettercms/">
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

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

systemctl restart httpd.service

Finally, edit the ‘php.ini’ file and add/modify the following lines:

### nano /etc/php.ini
safe_mode = Off
register_globals = Off
magic_quotes_gpc = Off

Step 5. Accessing Typesetter content management system.

Typesetter CMS will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/install.php or http://server-ip/install.php 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 delete the install.php file from your server:

rm -rf /var/www/html/typesettercms/include/install/install.php

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Typesetter CMS. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Typesetter content management system on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Typesetter CMS 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 idroot.us, 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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