How to Install Microweber on CentOS 7

Published on: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:17 am EST

Microweber is an open source drag and drop CMS and online shop. Microweber source code is hosted on GitHub. This guide will show you how to install Microweber on a fresh CentOS 7 Vultr instance.

Requirements

Server Requirements:

  • PHP version 5.6 or higher
  • PHP extensions: gd, mcrypt, lib-xml must be enabled (with DOM support)
  • Nginx
  • MariaDB
  • Composer

Before you begin

Check the CentOS version.

cat /etc/centos-release
# CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)

Create a new non-root user account with sudo access and switch to it.

useradd -c "John Doe" johndoe && passwd johndoe
usermod -aG wheel johndoe
su - johndoe

NOTE: Replace johndoe with your username.

Set up the timezone.

timedatectl list-timezones
sudo timedatectl set-timezone 'Region/City'

Ensure that your system is up to date.

sudo yum update -y

Install some necessary packages.

sudo yum install -y curl git wget vim unzip bash-completion mcrypt

Disable SELinux.

sudo setenforce 0

Enable the EPEL repository.

sudo rpm -Uvh https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

Install PHP

Setup the Webtatic YUM repo.

sudo rpm -Uvh https://mirror.webtatic.com/yum/el7/webtatic-release.rpm

Install PHP and the required PHP extensions.

sudo yum install -y php72w php72w-cli php72w-fpm php72w-common php72w-gd php72w-mbstring php72w-xml php72w-mysql php72w-pgsql php72w-sqlite3 php72w-zip php72w-soap php72w-xmlrpc php72w-json

Check the version.

php --version

Start and enable php-fpm.

sudo systemctl start php-fpm.service
sudo systemctl enable php-fpm.service

Install MariaDB

Install MariaDB.

sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

# Copy/paste this to the /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo file

[mariadb]
name = MariaDB
baseurl = https://yum.mariadb.org/10.2/centos7-amd64
gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB
gpgcheck=1

sudo yum install -y MariaDB-server MariaDB-client

Check the version.

mysql --version

Start and enable MariaDB.

sudo systemctl start mariadb.service
sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service

Run the mysql_secure_installation script to improve the security of your MariaDB installation.

sudo mysql_secure_installation

Log in to MariaDB as the root user.

mysql -u root -p
# Enter password:

Create a new MariaDB database and user, and remember the credentials.

CREATE DATABASE dbname;
CREATE USER 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
GRANT ALL ON `dbname`.* TO 'username'@'localhost';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
EXIT;

Install Nginx

Install Nginx.

sudo yum install -y nginx

Check the version.

sudo nginx -v

Start and enable Nginx.

sudo systemctl start nginx.service
sudo systemctl enable nginx.service

Configure Nginx. Run sudo vim /etc/nginx/conf.d/microweber.conf and populate the file with the following text:

server {

  listen 80;
  server_name example.com;

  root /var/www/microweber;
  index index.php;

  client_max_body_size 100M;

  location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;
  }

  location ~ \.php$ {
    try_files $uri =404;
    include fastcgi_params;
    fastcgi_pass 127.0.0.1:9000;
    fastcgi_index index.php;
    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;
  }
}

Test the configuration.

sudo nginx -t

Reload Nginx.

sudo systemctl reload nginx.service

Install Microweber

Create a document root directory.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/microweber

Change ownership of the /var/www/microweber directory to johndoe.

sudo chown -R johndoe:johndoe /var/www/microweber

Download the latest release of Microweber CMS and unzip it.

cd /var/www/microweber
wget https://download.microweberapi.com/ready/core/microweber-latest.zip
unzip microweber-latest.zip
rm microweber-latest.zip

Change ownership of the /var/www/microweber directory to nginx.

sudo chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/microweber

Run sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf and set the user and group to nginx. Initially, it will be set to apache.

sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf
# user = nginx
# group = nginx

Restart php-fpm.

sudo systemctl restart php-fpm.service

Open your domain name (http://example.com/) in your web browser and follow the instructions. After the installation, your admin panel URL will be at http://example.com/admin.