If you want to get DokuWiki installed on Ubuntu with Nginx and PHP 7.2-FPM support, the steps below should be a great place to start…
DokuWiki is an open source, flat-file wiki software that doesn’t require a database…. It helps you create personal or business websites in minutes just by uploading its content to your server….. DokuWiki wiki software 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, all its data is simply stored in the file system (file-based, flat file CMS)…. It also provides native mark down WYSIWYG support, SEO friendly, flexible CSS framework with no installation required…
With its built-in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise and for personal use as well…
For more about DokuWiki, please check it homepage…
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install DokuWiki on Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.10 / 18.04 LTS with Nginx and PHP 7.2-FPM support….
When you’re ready to get DokuWiki working, continue with the steps below:
Step 1: Install Nginx HTTP Server
Nginx HTTP Server is probably the second most popular web server in use… so install it, since DokuWiki needs it..
To install Nginx HTTP on Ubuntu server, run the commands below…
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nginx
After installing Nginx, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable Nginx service to always start up with the server boots.
To test Nginx setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see Nginx default test page as shown below.. When you see that, then Nginx is working as expected..
Step 2: Install PHP 7.2-FPM and Related Modules
PHP 7.2-FPM 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-FPM
After installing PHP 7.2, run the commands below to open PHP default config file for Nginx…
sudo nano /etc/php/7.2/fpm/php.ini
Then make the changes on the following lines below in the file and save. The value below is great settings to apply in your environments.
file_uploads = On
allow_url_fopen = On
memory_limit = 256M
cgi.fix_pathinfo = 0
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 Nginx
After installing PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Nginx to reload PHP configurations…
To restart Nginx, run the commands below
sudo systemctl restart nginx.service
Step 4: Download DokuWiki Latest Release
Next, visit DokuWiki site and download the latest package…. or run the commands below to download DokuWiki packages from github….
After downloading, run the commands below to extract the downloaded file and move it into a new DokuWiki root directory. After that, change into DokuWiki root directory to install PHP required packages…
Take notes of the branch number… if there are newer branch number, replace the one below with it…
Next, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see DokuWiki page setup page…
DokuWiki is a databaseless flat file content management system… It’s structure allowed you to have just the amount of functionality you needed in a flat file CMS solution, adding extensions (blade packs) for further functionality, whilst allowing setup on simple servers with no database….
You should be able to logon with the username and password you created…
You have successfully installed DokuWiki CMS on Ubuntu 16.04 / 18.04 and 18.10… For more tutorials on Ubuntu please search our site…