How to Install Microweber on CentOS 7

Install Microweber
How to Install Microweber on CentOS 7
  Microweber is an open source, drag and drop CMS, and online shop. Microweber source code is hosted on GitHub. In this tutorial ,we will teach you how to install Microweber on a fresh CentOS 7 Vultr instance.


Server Requirements:
  • PHP version 5.6 or higher
  • PHP extensions: gd, mcrypt, lib-xml must be enabled (with DOM support)
  • Nginx
  • MariaDB
  • Composer

Before you begin

Check the CentOS version.
cat /etc/centos-release
# CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)
  Create a new non-root user account with sudo access and switch to it.
useradd -c "John Doe" johndoe && passwd johndoe
usermod -aG wheel johndoe
su - johndoe
  NOTE: Replace ‘johndoe’ with your username. Set up the timezone.
timedatectl list-timezones
sudo timedatectl set-timezone 'Region/City'
  Ensure that your system is up to date.
sudo yum update -y
  Install some necessary packages.
sudo yum install -y curl git wget vim unzip bash-completion mcrypt
  Disable SELinux.
sudo setenforce 0
  Enable the EPEL repository.
sudo rpm -Uvh

Install PHP

Setup the Webtatic YUM repo.
sudo rpm -Uvh
  Install PHP and the required PHP extensions.
sudo yum install -y php72w php72w-cli php72w-fpm php72w-common php72w-gd php72w-mbstring php72w-xml php72w-mysql php72w-pgsql php72w-sqlite3 php72w-zip php72w-soap php72w-xmlrpc php72w-json
  Check the version.
php --version
  Start and enable ‘php-fpm’.
sudo systemctl start php-fpm.service
sudo systemctl enable php-fpm.service

Install MariaDB

Install MariaDB.
sudo vim /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

# Copy/paste this to the /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo file

name = MariaDB
baseurl =

sudo yum install -y MariaDB-server MariaDB-client
  Check the version.
mysql --version
  Start and enable MariaDB.
sudo systemctl start mariadb.service
sudo systemctl enable mariadb.service
  Run the ‘mysql_secure_installation’ script to improve the security of your MariaDB installation.
sudo mysql_secure_installation
  Log in to MariaDB as the root user.
mysql -u root -p

# Enter password:

Create a new MariaDB database and user, and remember the credentials.


CREATE USER 'username'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';

GRANT ALL ON `dbname`.* TO 'username'@'localhost';



Install Nginx

Install Nginx.
sudo yum install -y nginx
  Check the version.
sudo nginx -v
  Start and enable Nginx.
sudo systemctl start nginx.service
sudo systemctl enable nginx.service
  Configure Nginx. Run ‘sudo vim /etc/nginx/conf.d/microweber.conf’ and populate the file with the following text.
server {

  listen 80;


  root /var/www/microweber;

  index index.php;

  client_max_body_size 100M;

  location / {

    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php$is_args$args;


  location ~ \.php$ {

    try_files $uri =404;

    include fastcgi_params;


    fastcgi_index index.php;

    fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $document_root$fastcgi_script_name;


  Test the configuration.
sudo nginx -t
  Reload Nginx.
sudo systemctl reload nginx.service

Install Microweber

Create a document root directory.
sudo mkdir -p /var/www/microweber
  Change ownership of the ‘/var/www/microweber’ directory to ‘johndoe’.
sudo chown -R johndoe:johndoe /var/www/microweber
  Download the latest release of Microweber CMS and unzip it.
cd /var/www/microweber
  Change ownership of the ‘/var/www/microweber’ directory to Nginx.
sudo chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/microweber
  Run ‘sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf’ and set the user and group to Nginx. Initially, it will be set to apache.
sudo vim /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf
# user = nginx
# group = nginx
  Restart ‘php-fpm’.
sudo systemctl restart php-fpm.service
  Open your domain name ( in your web browser and follow the instructions. After the installation, your admin panel URL will be at ‘’. Here are a few hand-picked guides for you to read next:
Updated on 13 Oct 2018
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