PyroCMS is a lightweight CMS built with the very popular PHP framework CodeIgniter, simple enough for any developer to create custom modules and for any end user to understand how PyroCMS works.
The installation of PyroCMS on an Ubuntu VPS should take about five minutes if you follow the very easy steps described below.
This install guide assumes that Apache, PHP and MySQL are already installed and configured on your Ubuntu based virtual server.
At the time of writing this tutorial, the latest stable version available is PyroCMS 2.2.5 and it requires:
- Apache Web Server >= 2.0 compiled with mod_rewrite module;
- PHP >= 5.2 with the following PHP extensions enabled: GD Graphics Library version 2.0.x, mcrypt and cURL.
- MySQL >= 5.0 installed on your Linux virtual server.
- CodeIgniter 2.1.x, jQuery 1.6.x and Lex – these third-party packages are included in each PyroCMS release.
Download the latest stable version of PyroCMS available at https://www.pyrocms.com/ to the server and extract the downloaded archive to the document root of your web server:
cd /tmp/ wget --no-check-certificate https://www.pyrocms.com/downloads/v2.2.5 -O pyrocms.zip unzip -d /var/www/html/ pyrocms.zip mv /var/www/html/pyrocms* /var/www/html/pyrocms
Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘pyrocms.conf’:
and add the following lines:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot /var/www/html/pyrocms/ ServerName your-domain.com ServerAlias www.your-domain.com <Directory /var/www/html/pyrocms/> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-error_log CustomLog /var/log/apache2/your-domain.com-access_log common </VirtualHost>
Then, execute the following command on your virtual server:
ln -s /etc/apache2/sites-available/pyrocms.conf /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/pyrocms.conf
Locate the PHP configuration file using the following command:
php -i | grep php.ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc/php5/cli Loaded Configuration File => /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
Edit the ‘php.ini’ PHP configuration file and add/modify the following lines:
magic_quotes_runtime = Off date.timezone = US/Central
The ‘mcrypt.ini’ file in ‘/etc/php5/conf.d’ needs to be copied or sym-linked to ‘/etc/php5/mods-available’:
cd /etc/php5/mods-available sudo ln -s ../conf.d/mcrypt.so sudo php5enmod mcrypt
Activate the mod_rewrite module using:
sudo a2enmod rewrite
Restart the Apache web server for the changes to take effect:
service apache2 restart
Make the document root and the PyroCMS files and directories in it writable by the Apache server which is running as user ‘www-data’ and group ‘www-data’ by executing the following command:
chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/html/pyrocms/
Create a new MySQL database for PyroCMS using the following commands:
mysql -u root -p mysql> CREATE DATABASE pyrodb; mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON pyrodb.* TO 'pyrouser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your-password' WITH GRANT OPTION; mysql> FLUSH PRIVILEGES; mysql> quit
Open http://your-domain.com using a web browser and follow the easy instructions.
That is it. The pyrocms installation is now complete.
You can log in to the PyroCMS administrator back-end using administrator login credentials and start using it.
For security reasons, it is recommended to delete the install directory (‘/var/www/html/pyrocms/installer’) once you are done with the installation process.
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 PyroCMS for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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