Log in to your Ubuntu server via SSH as user root
ssh [email protected]_ip
First of all upgrade all installed packages on your server
apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Install the latest Node.js package and the npm package manager from the official Ubuntu repository.
apt-get install nodejs npm ln -s "$(which nodejs)" /usr/bin/node
Cody needs a clean MySQL database, so we will install MySQL server.
apt-get install mysql-server mysql-client
Run the MySQL post-installation script
mysql_secure_installation in order to set the MySQL root user password and secure the server
You already have a root password set, so you can safely answer 'n'. Change the root password? [Y/n] n Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n]
Next, create a new directory for Cody CMS and change your current working directory
mkdir /opt/cody cd /opt/cody
Install Cody CMS and all its dependencies using the npm package manager.
npm install cody
Run the following command to create a new website
nodejs ./node_modules/cody/bin/create_site.js 1) Enter projectname: MyWebsite 2) Enter root password for mysql so we can create a new database and user: Your_Password 3) Enter site database user: cody 4) Enter site database password: DB_password 5) Enter hostname for site: hostname.com 6) Enter a location for storing documents: /opt/cody/data/
Don’t forget to replace all parameters such as the MySQL root and user passwords, the hostname, etc… with the actual ones.
Install Forever, to keep the node.js server up even if we log out
npm install forever --global
And start the node.js server by execute the following command
forever start test.js
That’s all. Cody CMS is installed and running on your Ubuntu VPS. if you closely followed up the steps, you will be able to access your Cody website at
http://hostname.com:3001/ . Cody CMS dashboard is available at
http://hostname.com:3001/en/dashboard . Here you can manage your users, create new pages, upload images and files, etc… The login page is available at
Fore more information about how to configure and use Cody CMS please check their official documentation.
Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux VPS Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Cody CMS for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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