How To Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install TYPO3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, TYPO3 is an enterprise open source content management system based on PHP. It’s intended for ease of use to allow owners and enterprises to create powerful and dynamic content websites. If you’re looking for a functional, higher performance content management system to manage your websites or blogs and 100% free, then you’ll find TYPO3 to be helpful.

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 LimeSurvey on an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install TYPO3 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-get 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 a LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

Next, run the commands below to install PHP 7.2 and related modules:

Step 3. Installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 18.04.

Download TYPO3 latest release you may want to use Github repository:

Install Composer, Curl and other dependencies:

Next, Download TYPO3 latest release you may want to use Github repository:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for TYPO3.

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 the 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 TYPO3. 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 TYPO3 installation:

Step 5. Configuring Apache for TYPO3.

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

Add the following lines:

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

Next, we have to make some PHP settings. For this we go into the php.ini and adjust a few settings:

Then make the change the following lines below in the file and save:
Step 6. Accessing TYPO3 CMS.

TYPO3 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 TYPO3. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TYPO3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS  (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TYPO3 web site.

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