Landing CMS is a free, open-source, cross-platform content management system used for managing landing pages. It is a flat file-based CMS, so it does not require any database. You only need a web server and PHP to host the Landing CMS. If you are looking for a simple but powerful CMS for landing pages, then Landing CMS is the best choice for you.
In this post, we will show you how to install Landing CMS on CentOS 8 VPS.
- A fresh CentOS 8 server on the Atlantic.Net Cloud Platform
- A valid domain name pointed with your server
- A root password configured on your server
Step 1 – Create Atlantic.Net Cloud Server
First, log in to your Atlantic.Net Cloud Server. Create a new server, choosing CentOS 8 as the operating system with at least 2GB RAM. Connect to your Cloud Server via SSH and log in using the credentials highlighted at the top of the page.
Once you are logged in to your CentOS 8 server, run the following command to update your base system with the latest available packages.
dnf update -y
Step 2 – Install Apache and PHP
Landing CMS is written in PHP and runs on a web server, so you will need to install Apache and PHP to your server. You can install both with the following command:
dnf install httpd php php-cli php-gd php-json php-curl unzip -y
Once all the packages are installed, start the Apache service and enable it to start at system reboot:
systemctl start httpd systemctl enable httpd
Step 3 – Download Landing CMS
First, you will need to download the latest version of Landing CMS from the Github repository. You can download it with the following command:
Once the download is completed, unzip the downloaded file with the following command:
Next, move the extracted directory to the Apache web root with the following command:
mv Landing-CMS-master /var/www/html/landing
Next, set proper permissions and ownership with the following command:
chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/landing chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/landing
Step 4 – Configure Apache for Landing CMS
Next, you will need to create an apache virtual host configuration file for Landing CMS. You can create it with the following command:
Add the following lines:
<virtualhost *:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] ServerName landing.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/html/landing <directory /var/www/html/landing> allowoverride all allow from all </directory> TransferLog /var/log/httpd/landing_access.log ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/landing_error.log </virtualhost>
Save and close the file, then restart the Apache service to apply the changes:
systemctl restart httpd
At this point, the Apache web server is configured to host Landing CMS. You can now proceed to access Landing CMS.
Step 5 – Access Landing CMS
Now, open your web browser and access the Landing CMS web UI using the URL http://landing.example.com. You will be redirected to the following page:
Click on the Go to CMS. You should see the following page:
Now, set a password for Landing CMS and click on the Save button to apply the changes. You should see the Landing CMS dashboard on the following page:
That’s it for now. You can now use Landing CMS to create and manage landing pages for your CMS. Give it a try on VPS hosting from Atlantic.Net!