GetSimple CMS is an open-source, flat-file content management system (CMS) with easy-to-use interface for creating great websites and blogs… It has everything you need to create website for small or big projects and offers features that may not be available to other PHP based CMS, like WordPress Joomla or Drupal…
For one, it doesn’t need a database server to function… it’s a flat-file CMS… It also provides native markdown WYSIWYG support, SEO friendly, flexible CSS framework and easily installation and management…
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install GetSimple CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 LTS with Apache2 and PHP 7.2 support….
For more about GetSimple, please check out its homepage….
When you’re ready to get GetSimple working, continue with the steps below:
Step 1: Install Apache2 HTTP Server on Ubuntu
Apache2 HTTP Server is the most popular web server in use… so install it, since GetSimple needs it..
To install Apache2 HTTP on Ubuntu server, run the commands below…
sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2
After installing Apache2, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Apache2 service to always start up with the server boots.
To test Apache2 setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see Apache2 default test page as shown below.. When you see that, then Apache2 is working as expected..
Step 2: Install PHP 7.2 and Related Modules
PHP 7.2 may not be available in Ubuntu default repositories for some systems…. if you need it, you will have to get it from third-party repositories.
Run the commands below to add the below third party repository to upgrade to PHP 7.2