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Dotclear is a very simple blogging engine. It is open-source and easy to use. This tutorial will go through the installation on a Vultr high performance SSD VPS running Debian 9.
Vultr VPS with Debian 9
Apache2, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB (LAMP stack)
An SSH client of your choice to access the VPS.
apt install wget)
Log into your Vultr VPS as root using SSH. Navigate to your web root directory, usually
/var/www/html/, and delete everything to prepare the directory for the Dotclear installation:
cd /var/www/html rm * -rf
Also, make sure Apache owns this directory:
chown www-data:www-data . -R
We need to create a database for Dotclear. First, login to the MySQL shell:
mysql -u root -p
Then, create a new database and assign a new user to it. Replace
password with a password of your choice. The password should be complex and long enough to adhere to the best security practices:
CREATE DATABASE dotclear; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dotclear.* TO dotclearuser@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; \q
Ensure that your session is still in the
Download the Dotclear loader PHP script:
Open a web browser of your choice and navigate to
http://your_vps_ip/dotclear-loader.php and follow the instructions. During the installation, you will be asked for database details. Use the following details. Be sure to replace
password with the password you chose earlier:
Database type: MySQLi Database Host Name: localhost Database Name: dotclear Database User Name: dotclearuser Database Password: password
Finally, continue along to complete the installation.