Habari is a modern, nimble and powerful next-generation Content Management System (CMS) and application framework that has everything you need to build great websites…. This open source CMS is built on the LAMP or LEMP stack and it’s extensible, scalable, and able to handle high load traffic…..
Whether you’re creating a personal or business website, Habari CMS can help you create and manage your content on every device with its minimalist and modern user and admin interface….
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Habari CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 LTS.
If you currently runing your website and content on other CMS like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla you may want to give Habari CMS a try… It’s a great alternative to those PHP based content mangement systems.
For more on Habari CMS , please vist its home page
When you’re ready to get Habari CMS working on Ubuntu, please 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 Habari CMS 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 MariaDB Database Server
MariaDB database server is a great place to start when looking at open source database servers to use with Magento… To install MariaDB run the commands below…
After installing PHP 7.1, run the commands below to open PHP default config file for Apache2…
sudo nano /etc/php/7.2/apache2/php.ini
Then make the changes on the following lines below in the file and save. The value below are great settings to apply in your environments.
file_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
short_open_tag = On
memory_limit = 256M
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = America/Chicago
After making the change above, save the file and close out.
Step 3: Restart Apache2
After installing PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Apache2 to reload PHP configurations…
To restart Apache2, run the commands below
sudo systemctl restart apache2.service
To test PHP 7.2 settings with Apache2, create a phpinfo.php file in Apache2 root directory by running the commands below
sudo nano /var/www/html/phpinfo.php
Then type the content below and save the file.
<?php phpinfo( ); ?>
Save the file.. then browse to your server hostname followed by /phpinfo.php
You should see PHP default test page…
Step 4: Create Habari Database
Now that you’ve installed all the packages that are required for HabariCMS to function, continue below to start configuring the servers. First run the commands below to create a blank Magento database.
To logon to MariaDB database server, run the commands below.
sudo mysql -u root -p
Then create a database called habari
CREATE DATABASE habari;
Create a database user called habariuser with new password
CREATE USER 'habariuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password_here';
Then grant the user full access to the database.
GRANT ALL ON habari.* TO 'habariuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'user_password_here' WITH GRANT OPTION;
Finally, save your changes and exit.
Step 5: Download and Install Habari CMS
Run the commands below to download Habari CMS latest content… then unzip the download file and move the content to Apache2 default root directory…