Serendipity is a free and open source web-based content management system available under a BSD license.
It is written in PHP and uses PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite database backends. Serendipity comes with more than 80 official templates so your can completely customize your web site as per your requirements.
Serendipity is available in English, German, Danish, French and many more. You can use Serendipity as a single installation to serve multiple and independent weblogs.
In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Serendipity on Ubuntu 16.04 server.
A server running Ubuntu 16.04.
A normal user with sudo privileges setup on your server.
Update the System
Before installing any packages, it is recommended to update your system with the latest stable version. You can do this with the following command:
sudo apt-get update -ysudo apt-get upgrade -y
Once your system is up to date, you can proceed to install Nginx web server.
Install Nginx Web Server
You can install the latest version of the Nginx web server from the official Nginx repository.
You can add the Nginx repository by editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file:
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Add the following lines:
deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ xenial nginx
deb-src http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ xenial nginx
Save and close the file when you are finished, then update the repository with the following command:
sudo apt-get update -y
Once repository is up to date, install Nginx with the following command:
sudo apt-get install nginx -y
Next, start the Nginx service and enable it to start on boot time with the following command:
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