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.

Step 1 – 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 update -y
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 2 – 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 3 – 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:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/landing.conf

Add the following lines:

<virtualhost *:80>
	ServerAdmin [email protected]
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html/landing
<directory /var/www/html/landing>
allowoverride all
allow from all
TransferLog /var/log/httpd/landing_access.log
ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/landing_error.log

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 4 – Access Landing CMS

Now, open your web browser and access the Landing CMS web UI using the URL You will be redirected to the following page:

Landing CMS Welcome Page

Click on the Go to CMS. You should see the following page:

Landing CMS Set password 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:

Landing CMS Dashboard 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!