Kajona is an open source content management framework based on PHP. Using Kajona you can easily create and manage your own website in no time. Kajona is available in two packages, full and light packages.
There are fewer modules and elements installed in the light package.
In this tutorial we will use the full Kajona package on a CentOS 7 Cloud VPS with Apache, MariaDB and PHP. The installation is pretty fast and straightforward.
Log in to your server as user root and make sure that all OS packages are up to date by executing the following command
yum -y update
Install MariaDB database server on your Linux Cloud VPS.
yum install mariadb mariadb-server
Start the MariaDB database server and enable it to start on boot
systemctl start mariadb systemctl enable mariadb
Run the ‘mysql_secure_installation’ script to secure the database server and set your MariaDB root password.
Log in to the MariaDB server using the ‘root’ user and create new database end user for Kajona.
mysql -u root -p CREATE DATABASE kajona; CREATE USER 'kajonauser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'PASSWORD'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `kajona`.* TO 'kajonauser'@'localhost'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES;
Do not forget to replace ‘PASSWORD’ with an actual strong password.
Kajona does not require its own database, it can share the same database with other applications.
Next, we will install Apache web server
yum install httpd
Same as we did with MariaDB, start the Apache web server and add it to automatically start on the system start-up
systemctl start httpd systemctl enable httpd
Kajona is PHP based application, so we need to install PHP among with few PHP modules
yum install php php-gd php-xml php-common
Download the latest stable release of Kajona (which currently is version 4.6) to your server:
Unpack the downloaded zip arvhive to the document root directory on your server and rename the Kajona directory
unzip master.zip -d /var/www/html/ mv /var/www/html/kajonacms-master/ /var/www/html/kajonacms
If you are not sure where is your document root directory you can use the following command to find out:
grep -i '^documentroot' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"
Next, create a new Apache virtual host for your website. Create a new configuration file ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’:
vim /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf and add the following content to it: IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf
Then, create a new configuration file for your website /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf:
vim /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf and add the following virtual host directives: <VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80> ServerAdmin [email protected] DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/kajonacms" ServerName yourdomain.com ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/kajonacms-error_log" CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/kajonacms-access_log" combined <Directory "/var/www/html/kajonacms/"> DirectoryIndex index.html index.php Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
and finally restart Apache for the changes to take effect:
systemctl restart httpd
Now, load Kajona’s web installed by accessing http://yourdomain.com in a web browser and follow the guide to complete the installation.
Of course you don’t have to do any of this if you use one of our Linux Cloud VPS Hosting services, in which case you can simply ask our expert Linux admins to install Kajona for you. They are available 24×7 and will take care of your request immediately.
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