Backdrop CMS is an open-source content management system that allows users to easily create and manage websites. it supports integrated Add-on installations, and a robust API, among other features.
In this article, we will discuss how to install Backdrop CMS on Fedora 34.
- A Fedora 34 machine with root access.
Install LAMP stack
- Open a terminal window and enter the following command to install the LAMP stack.
# sudo dnf -y install httpd mariadb mariadb-server php php-mysqlnd php-gd php-xml
- Once the installation is complete, start the Apache web server and MySQL database server using the following commands.
# sudo systemctl start httpd
# sudo systemctl start mariadb
Create a database for Backdrop CMS
- Next, you need to create a database and a user for Backdrop CMS. To do this, run the following commands.
# sudo mysql -u root -p
- Once you are in the MySQL prompt, enter the following commands to create a database and a user.
CREATE DATABASE backdrop;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON backdrop.* TO 'backdropuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
Download and install Backdrop CMS
- Use the following command to download the latest version.
# sudo dnf -y install wget
# wget https://github.com/backdrop/backdrop/releases/download/1.20.3/backdrop.zip
- Unzip the downloaded file to the Apache document root directory using the following command.
# sudo dnf -y install unzip
# unzip backdrop.zip -d /var/www/html
Create a Virtual Host
- Create a virtual host for your Backdrop CMS installation using the following command.
# sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/backdrop.conf
- Add the following lines to the file.
<VirtualHost *:80>Replace 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with your email address and '184.108.40.206' with your domain name or server IP address.
Require all granted
- Restart the Apache service.
# sudo systemctl restart httpd
- Access the Backdrop CMS web installer in your web browser by navigating to http://<your-server-ip>/. Click on
SAVE AND CONTINUEbutton and follow the on-screen instructions to configure Backdrop CMS.