How to install CMSimple_XH on Linux mint 18.03

To install CMSimple_XH on Linux mint 18.03
CMSimple_XH is a free and open source content management system.  It does not require a database. All data is simply stored in the file system you can create a website in a few minutes, which you can maintain online. In this tutorial, we will cover the installation of Vanilla Forums on Linux mint-18.03.

Install LAMP (Apache, MariaDB, php5.6)
In MariaDB (create database and user and give privileges to that user)

Php installation with required following modules

add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php 
apt-get update 
apt-get install php5.6 php5.6-mysql php5.6-curl php5.6-json php5.6-cgi libapache2-mod-php5.6 php5.6-mcrypt php5.6-xmlrpc php5.6-gd php5.6-mbstring  php5.6-common
php5.6-xmlrpc php5.6-soap  php5.6-xml php5.6-intl  php5.6-cli  php5.6-ldap php5.6-zip php5.6-readline php5.6-imap php5.6-tidy php5.6-recode php5.6-sq php5.6-intl


Download a CMSimple_XH package by using wget command.

linuxhelp ~ # wget
--2018-09-09 02:43:18--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2018-09-09 02:43:19--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 2850326 (2.7M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘’             100%[==========================================================>]   2.72M   279KB/s    in 15s     

2018-09-09 02:43:35 (186 KB/s) - ‘’ saved [2850326/2850326]

After Downloading extract the downloaded package 

linuxhelp ~ # unzip -d xh
   creating: xh/cmsimplexh/
   creating: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/
 extracting: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/.2lang  
   creating: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/content/
  inflating: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/content/.htaccess  
  inflating: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/content/content.htm  
  inflating: xh/cmsimplexh/2lang/index.php  
inflating: xh/cmsimplexh/userfiles/images/flags/sv.gif  
   creating: xh/cmsimplexh/userfiles/media/
  inflating: xh/README.txt           
  inflating: xh/README_CS.txt        
  inflating: xh/README_DA.txt        
  inflating: xh/README_DE.txt        
  inflating: xh/README_RU.txt        
  inflating: xh/README_SK.txt   

Change ownership and permission of the as CMSimple_XH follows 

linuxhelp ~ # ls  xh
linuxhelp ~ # chown -R www-data:www-data xh/ ; chmod -R 775 xh/

Move the extracted file into the HTML directory

linuxhelp ~ # mv xh/ /var/www/html/

Create a new virtual host configuration for accessing the CMSimple_XH

linuxhelp ~ # cd /etc/apache2/sites-available/
linuxhelp sites-available # vim xh.conf
 <VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/xh/
<Directory /var/www/html/xh/>
AllowOverride All
Allow from all

Enable site access

linuxhelp sites-available # a2ensite xh.conf 
Enabling site xh.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  service apache2 reload

Entry to the host file.

linuxhelp sites-available #vim /etc/hosts
<Give your ip>   <Give your domain name>

Restart the apache service to make the changes effect  

linuxhelp sites-available # systemctl restart apache2

Now you can proceed the further installation and configuration from the browser by navigating to the following URL: http://<ipaddress or domain name 

The installation has been completed.


Login page of CMSimple_XH. Here default password ‘test’.


After the Successful login, you will see the Admin dashboard of CMSimple_XH.
With this, the method to install CMSimple_XH on Linux mint 18.03 comes to an end.

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