How to Install Monstra CMS with Apache on AlmaLinux 8

Monstra CMS is a modern and lightweight Content Management System. It is easy to install, upgrade and use. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Monstra CMS on AlmaLinux 8. So, let’s get started.

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  • A system with AlmaLinux 8 installed and running.

  • root access to the system.

Once you're all set, we'll proceed with Monstra CMS installation and configuration.

Install Apache & PHP

Let's begin with installing Apache and PHP. Install using the below codes.

yum install httpd httpd-tools php php-curl php-gd php-mbstring php-zip php-json -y

Enable services

systemctl enable httpd

systemctl start httpd

systemctl status httpd

Enable Firewall

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=http

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-service=https

firewall-cmd --reload

Install Let's Encrypt SSL Certificate

Next we will install Let's Encrypt SSL cert so we can have the domain running on HTTPS.
You can refer the following link for instructions on how to Install Let's Encrypt.

Download Monstra CMS

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cd /var/www/html/

mkdir monstra

cd /var/www/html/monstra



mv monstra-3.0.4 monstra


cd monstra

Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/monstra/monstra

chown -R apache:apache /var/www/html/monstra/monstra

chcon -R -t httpd_sys_content_rw_t /var/www/html/monstra/monstra

Configuring Apache vHost

Create a new apache configuration file for the domain with the following command:

vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/

Add the following codes:

<VirtualHost *:80>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/monstra/monstra

<Directory /var/www/html/monstra/monstra/>
    Options -Indexes +FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All

ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/
CustomLog /var/log/httpd/ combined


Change with Your Domain Name.

Now, press the Esc key, and type in :wq! and press the Enter key to save and exit the file.

Now, restart & check the apache with the following commands:

systemctl restart httpd

systemctl status httpd

Configuring Monstra CMS

Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to configuring the final parts of the Monstra CMS installation.

Replace the with the actual IP or domain configured on the server.

You can set your password on /admin.php page. Just enter your preferred username and password then enter :

Now you have successfully installed Monstra CMS with Apache on AlmaLinux 8.