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How to Install Dotclear on Ubuntu 16.04
Dotclear is a very simple blogging engine. It is open-source and easy to use. This tutorial will go through the installation on a Vultr high performance SSD VPS running Debian 9.
- Vultr VPS with Debian 9
- Apache2, PHP and MySQL/MariaDB (LAMP stack)
- An SSH client of your choice to access the VPS.
- wget (
apt install wget)
Log into your Vultr VPS as root using SSH. Navigate to your web root directory, usually
/var/www/html/, and delete everything to prepare the directory for the Dotclear installation:
cd /var/www/html rm * -rf
Also, make sure Apache owns this directory:
chown www-data:www-data . -R
We need to create a database for Dotclear. First, login to the MySQL shell:
mysql -u root -p
Then, create a new database and assign a new user to it. Replace
password with a password of your choice. The password should be complex and long enough to adhere to the best security practices:
CREATE DATABASE dotclear; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON dotclear.* TO [email protected] IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; /q
Ensure that your session is still in the
Download the Dotclear loader PHP script:
Open a web browser of your choice and navigate to
http://your_vps_ip/dotclear-loader.php and follow the instructions. During the installation, you will be asked for database details. Use the following details. Be sure to replace
password with the password you chose earlier:
Database type: MySQLi Database Host Name: localhost Database Name: dotclear Database User Name: dotclearuser Database Password: password
Finally, continue along to complete the installation.
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