How to Install WonderCMS with Apache on AlmaLinux 8

WonderCMS is an extremely small flat-file CMS Website Builder. It's fast, responsive, and doesn't require any configuration. It provides a simple way of creating and editing websites. In this article, we are going to learn how to install WonderCMS 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 WonderCMS 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 WonderCMS

Download WonderCMS from official website : Click here.

cd /var/www/html/




cd /var/www/html/wondercms

Setting up File Permissions

Let's make the folders readable.

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

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

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

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/wondercms

<Directory /var/www/html/wondercms/>
    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 WonderCMS

Now open the URL from your browser, this will redirect you to editing the WonderCMS Pages.

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

Your password will be displayed on the Homepage, Copy your password and login:

Now you have successfully installed WonderCMS with Apache on AlmaLinux 8.