How to Install GetSimple CMS on Elementary OS Latest

GetSimple CMS is a popular and user-friendly CMS platform that allows users to easily manage and create websites. Follow these steps to install GetSimple CMS on Elementary OS Latest.

Step 1: Install LAMP stack

Before installing GetSimple CMS, you need to install the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Run the following command in the terminal to install the LAMP stack:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apache2 mysql-server php libapache2-mod-php php-mysql

Step 2: Download GetSimple CMS

Visit the GetSimple CMS website and download the latest version of the software. Alternatively, you can use the following command to download the software directly from the terminal:

wget -c

Step 3: Unzip GetSimple CMS

Navigate to the location where you downloaded GetSimple CMS and use the following command to unzip the file:


Step 4: Move GetSimple to the Web Directory

Move the GetSimple CMS directory to the web directory by running the following command:

sudo mv GetSimple /var/www/html/

Step 5: Set Permissions on GetSimple CMS

The next step is to set the correct permissions on the GetSimple CMS directory. Run the following commands to set the correct permissions:

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/GetSimple
sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/GetSimple

Step 6: Create a New Virtual Host

Create a new virtual host configuration file by running the following command:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/getsimple.conf

Paste the following configuration into the file:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/GetSimple
    <Directory /var/www/html/GetSimple>
          Options FollowSymLinks
          AllowOverride All
          Require all granted
    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

Note: You will need to replace "" with your domain name or IP address.

Save and exit the file.

Step 7: Enable Virtual Host

Use the following command to enable the virtual host configuration file:

sudo a2ensite getsimple.conf

Step 8: Restart Apache

Restart the Apache server by running the following command:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

Step 9: Finish Installation

Open your web browser and navigate to your domain name or IP address to finish the installation of GetSimple CMS.

Congratulations! You have now successfully installed GetSimple CMS on Elementary OS Latest.

If you want to self-host in an easy, hands free way, need an external IP address, or simply want your data in your own hands, give a try!