CMS Made Simple is an open source content management systems that allows faster and easier management of website content. CMS Made Simple is scalable making it suitable for small businesses right through to large corporations.
Several built-in features of CMS Made Simple are:
SEO Friendly URLs
Integrated and online help
Modular and extensible
Easy user and group management
Group-based permission system
Full template support, for unlimited looks without changing a line of content
Easy wizard based install and upgrade procedures
Minimal server requirements
There are some features like Search, WYSIWYG, Pools and Picture Album that available via extra modules.
You can learn more about CMS Made Simple from its Homepage.
In this tutorial we'll learn how to install CMS Made Simple on Ubuntu 14.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites.
We will install CMS Made Simple on a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04. We also need these applications to be able to run CMS Made Simple:
PHP > 5.4.11
CMS Made Simple also require the following php libraries
Update the Base System
Before we install CMS Made Simple, let's update the system to the latest update.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get -y upgrade
Install Apache 2
After applying the latest update to our base system, let's start installing Apache 2 and required libraries.
We will secure MySQL installation by running mysql_secure_installation.
Enter root password that we set on installation:
NOTE: RUNNING ALL PARTS OF THIS SCRIPT IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL MySQL
SERVERS IN PRODUCTION USE! PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY!
In order to log into MySQL to secure it, we'll need the current
password for the root user. If you've just installed MySQL, and
you haven't set the root password yet, the password will be blank,
so you should just press enter here.
Enter current password for root (enter for none):
OK, successfully used password, moving on...
Since we already have root password set, answer this part with n:
Setting the root password ensures that nobody can log into the MySQL
root user without the proper authorisation.
You already have a root password set, so you can safely answer 'n'.
Change the root password? [Y/n] n
Remove the anonymous user to improve security. This will make sure people or applications have the correct username and password to login to MySQL. Answer with Y:
By default, a MySQL installation has an anonymous user, allowing anyone
to log into MySQL without having to have a user account created for
them. This is intended only for testing, and to make the installation
go a bit smoother. You should remove them before moving into a
Remove anonymous users? [Y/n] Y
We also want remove the root login from remote machine. Answer with Y:
Normally, root should only be allowed to connect from 'localhost'. This
ensures that someone cannot guess at the root password from the network.
Disallow root login remotely? [Y/n] Y
Previously the test database was created automatically by MySQL installation, but MySQL 5.6 does not create test database. We can still choose Y, it will throw error but that's fine.
By default, MySQL comes with a database named 'test' that anyone can
access. This is also intended only for testing, and should be removed
before moving into a production environment.
Remove test database and access to it? [Y/n] Y
- Dropping test database...
ERROR 1008 (HY000) at line 1: Can't drop database 'test'; database doesn't exist
... Failed! Not critical, keep moving...
- Removing privileges on test database...
The last step is to reload MySQL privilege table:
Reloading the privilege tables will ensure that all changes made so far
will take effect immediately.
Reload privilege tables now? [Y/n] Y
All done! If you've completed all of the above steps, your MySQL
installation should now be secure.
Thanks for using MySQL!
Create a Database for cmsmadesimple
Now we have a secure MySQL installation, it's time to create database and user for cmsmadesimple itself.
Login to MySQL using root credential.
$ mysql -u root -p
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 58
Server version: 5.6.30-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 (Ubuntu)
Copyright (c) 2000, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
Create new database named cmsmadesimple using the command below:
A secure connection is now a requirement for web applications. The last step that we will do in this tutorial is changing the connection to only use https. We assume that you already have SSL certificate and private key.
Let's create new apache virtual host configuration on /etc/apache2/sites-available/cmsmadesimple-ssl.conf with contents below. Don't forget to change:
# Uncomment the following directive when using client certificate authentication
# HSTS (mod_headers is required) (15768000 seconds = 6 months)
Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000"
# intermediate configuration, tweak to your needs
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3
We will also disable cmsmadesimple http only virtual host and enable the new virtual host config.
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