How To Install ImpressPages on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install ImpressPages on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install ImpressPages on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, For those of you who didn’t know, ImpressPages is an open source Content Management System (CMS) with a built-in content editor written in PHP and using a popular open source MySQL/MariaDB database system for content storage. ImpressPages 5 is incredibly easy to learn and helps you create beautiful websites with quality content.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Joomla on an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install ImpressPages on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing ImpressPages on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First thing to do is to go to ImpressPages’s download page and download the latest stable version of ImpressPages, At the moment of writing this article it is version 5.0.3:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring MariaDB for ImpressPages.

By default, MariaDB is not hardened. You can secure MariaDB using the mysql_secure_installation script. You should read and below each steps carefully which will set root password, remove anonymous users, disallow remote root login, and remove the test database and access to secure MariaDB.

Configure it like this:

Next we will need to log in to the MariaDB console and create a database for the ImpressPages. Run the following command:

This will prompt you for a password, so enter your MariaDB root password and hit Enter. Once you are logged in to your database server you need to create a database for ImpressPages installation:

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for ImpressPages.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘impresspages.conf’ on your virtual server:

Add the following lines:

Now, we can restart Apache web server so that the changes take place:

Step 6. Accessing ImpressPages.

ImpressPages will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://yourdomain.com/ or http://server-ip and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed ImpressPages. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing ImpressPages CMS (content management system) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official ImpressPages web site.

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