How to install PivotX on a CentOS/Fedora VPS
PivotX is free and open source PHP based blogging tool. Also, it can be used for maintaining more complex websites, online journals, etc. PivotX has very fast and easy installation, it is also easy for maintaining and easy to work with.
This blog article will help you to install PivotX on your CentOS or Fedora VPS.
Few requirements have to be met in order to run PivotX on your server:
– PHP version 5.2.0 or higher
– MySQL version 4.1 or higher
– GD and PCRE modules
First of all, make sure that you server is up-to-date:
yum -y update
and install the required modules:
yum -y install gd php-gd pcre
In order to check is your server suitable for PivotX or not, download and unzip the following file:
wget http://pivotx.net/files/misc/pivotx-check.zip unzip pivotx-check.zip
and point your favorite web browser to http://yourdomain.tld/pivotx/pivotx-check.php
Now, download the latest stable version of PivotX from their official website:
Extract the downloaded zip file in the document root directory and set the correct file permissions:
mkdir pivotx unzip pivotx_latest.zip -d /var/www/html/pivotx/ && cd /var/www/html/pivotx chmod -R a+w images/ pivotx/db/ pivotx/templates
PivotX is translated to many languages, so you can use PivotX in your native language. Download the translation you need from PivotX’s translation page to the ‘var/www/html/pivotx/pivotx/langs’ directory.
Log in to MySQL as user ‘root’ and create a MySQL user and database:
mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE pivotx; CREATE USER 'pivotxuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'YourPassword'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pivotx.* TO 'pivotxuser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
* Change ‘YourPassword’ with an actual strong password.
Finally go to http://yourdomain.tld/pivotx and enter the required information.
Fore more information about PivotX please visit http://book.pivotx.net
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 PivotX for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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