How to install ProcessWire 3.0.98 on Ubuntu 18.04

To install ProcessWire 3.0.98 on Ubuntu 18.04
ProcessWire is free and open source Content Management System(CMS) and Content Management Framework written in PHP and has an easy-to-use interface and high customization options which enables the users to publish websites easily. It provides a simpler and stronger control over your pages, fields, templates, and markup at any scale.


To install LAMP(Apache, MariaDB, php7)
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 php7.0 php7.0-mysql php7.0-curl php7.0-json php7.0-cgi libapache2-mod-php7.0 php7.0-mcrypt php7.0-xmlrpc 
php7.0-gd php7.0-mbstring php7.0  php7.0-common  php7.0-xmlrpc php7.0-soap  php7.0-xml php7.0-intl  php7.0-cli  php7.0-ldap 
php7.0-zip php7.0-readline php7.0-imap php7.0-tidy php7.0-recode php7.0-sq php7.0-intl

Download a Processwire package using the following URL

root@linuxhelp1:~# wget
--2018-05-31 17:33:01--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 12824928 (12M) [application/zip]
Saving to: ‘’              100%[==============================>]  12.23M   370KB/s    in 18s  
2018-05-31 17:33:21 (713 KB/s) - ‘’ saved [12824928/12824928]

Unzip the downloading package as follow

root@linuxhelp1:~# unzip 
   creating: processwire-master/
 extracting: processwire-master/.gitattributes  
  inflating: processwire-master/.gitignore  
  inflating: processwire-master/  
  inflating: processwire-master/LICENSE.TXT
extracting: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/images/logo.gif  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/images/topnav_a_bg.gif  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/inputfields.css  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/install.css  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/main.css  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/reset.css  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/styles/ui.css  
  inflating: processwire-master/wire/templates-admin/

Move the extracted file into the HTML directory

root@linuxhelp1:~# mv processwire-master /var/www/

Navigate to the apache document root directory

root@linuxhelp1:~# cd /var/www/

Change ownership and permission of the as Processwire CMS follows

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# chown -R www-data.www-data processwire-master
root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# chmod -R 775 processwire-master

Create a new virtual host configuration for accessing the Processwire CMS

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/process.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/processwire-master/

<Directory /var/www/processwire-master/>
AllowOverride All
allow from all


Enable site access

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2ensite process.conf
Enabling site process.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
systemctl reload apache2

Disable default access

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2dissite 000-default.conf
Site 000-default disabled.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
systemctl reload apache2

Enable  rewrite module

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2enmod rewrite
Enabling module rewrite.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  systemctl restart apache2

Restart the apache service to make the changes effect  

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# 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
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You will see the Welcome page of Processwire as shown below
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Choose the installation setup
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Verify the compatibility for installing Processwire as shown below
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Configure the Database setup as follows

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Configure the Admin user setup

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After the configuration, you will see the following page as shown below
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You can log in using the admin user credentials
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After the Successful login, you will see the Admin dashboard of Processwire as shown below
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You will see the version of Processwire
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You will see the Homepage of Processwire as shown below
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With this, the method to install Processwire 3.0.98 on Ubuntu 18.04 comes to an end.

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