Install Textpattern on a CentOS 7 VPS
Textpattern is flexible and easy to use open source content management system (CMS) written in the PHP programming language. Texpattern comes with full range of features and it allows you to easily create, edit and publish content on your website. In this guide we will install Textpattern on a CentOS 7 VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP.
First of all log in to your server as user root
and make sure that all packages are up to date by executing the following command
yum -y update
Textpattern uses a MySQL database to store the information so run the following command to install MariaDB database server
yum install mariadb mariadb-server
Once it is installed, start the MariaDB database server and enable it to start at the boot time
systemctl start mariadb systemctl enable mariadb
mysql_secure_installation script to secure the database server and set your MariaDB root password
Log in to MariaDB using the ‘root’ user and create new database and the associated user and password for Textpattern.
mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE textpattern; CREATE USER 'Ttextpatternuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `textpattern`.* TO 'textpatternuser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Replace ‘PASSWORD’ with an actual strong password.
Install Apache web server
yum install httpd
After the installation is completed, start the web server and add it to automatically start on the system start-up
systemctl start httpd systemctl enable httpd
Textpattern is written in the PHP programming language, so we need to install PHP among with few PHP modules
yum install php php-pdo php-common php-mbstring php-mcrypt
Go to Textpattern’s official website and download the latest stable release of the application to your server
Unpack the downloaded zip archive to the document root directory on your server. In CentOS usually it is the ‘/var/www/html/’ directory.
unzip Textpattern-2.4.2670.zip -d /var/www/html
To be sure that it is the correct directory you can use the following command
grep -i '^documentroot' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
Change the ownership of the Textpattern’s files
cd /var/www/html/ chown -R apache:apache textpattern/
Next, we will create Apache virtual host for your Textpattern website. Create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with the following content
vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
and create the virtual host
mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ vim /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf <VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80> ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/textpattern/" ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/html/textpattern/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Restart the Apache web server for the changes to take effect.
systemctl restart httpd
Navigate your favorite web browser to
http://yourdomain.com/setup/index.php and follow the on-screen instructions to finish the installation and setup Textpattern.
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 Textpattern for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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