How to Install Microweber on Fedora 28

Published on: Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 11:08 am EST
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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 Fedora 28 Vultr instance.

Requirements

Server Requirements:

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

Before you begin

Check the Fedora version.

cat /etc/fedora-release
# Fedora release 28 (Twenty Eight)

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.

Ensure that your system is up to date.

sudo dnf check-upgrade || sudo dnf upgrade -y

Set up the timezone.

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

Install necessary packages.

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

For simplicity, disable SELinux and Firewall.

sudo setenforce 0 ; sudo systemctl stop firewalld ; sudo systemctl disable firewalld

Install PHP

Install PHP and the required PHP extensions.

sudo dnf install -y php-cli php-fpm php-common php-gd php-mbstring php-xml php-mysqlnd php-pgsql php-sqlite3 php-zip php-soap php-xmlrpc php-json php-pdo

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 dnf install -y mariadb-server

Check the version.

mysql --version
# mysql  Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.2.16-MariaDB, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1

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;
GRANT ALL ON dbname.* TO 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
exit

Install Nginx

Install Nginx.

sudo dnf install -y nginx

Check the version.

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.

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 unix:/run/php-fpm/www.sock;
    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.

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