How to Install October CMS on Cloud Hosting

by Ahmed Khan  September 21, 2016

October has announced a Stable release for its CMS solution. The CMS is based on Laravel and offers a simple and powerful way of developing websites and blogs.

Offering a modular structure, October is equally well suited for end-users and developers. For end-users, October offers simplicity and ease-of-use. To developers, the CMS is reliable, extensible through plugins and easy to beautify with third-party themes.

Installing OctoberCMS

Given the popularity of the CMS, it is important that you should understand how to install October CMS without any issues. You would need an active Cloudways account (sign up if you do not have one yet!). Next, follow the following steps:

Step 1: Launch a New Server With PHP Stack Application

First, you need to launch a new server with PHP stack application.

php server cloudways

Once the server has been launched, go to Application Settings of PHP Stack application.

php stack application setting

Edit application folder name to octobercms.

change application folder name

Step 2: Downloading October CMS

Go to your server, launch SSH Terminal and log in with your credentials.

launch ssh terminal

Once you have logged in, go to the directory where October is to be installed. Use this command

Now run this command to download October CMS

download october cms

Now unzip it by running following command.

Once unzipped, remove the zip file by running the following command

Now, rename the folder to october to make it easy to call in the browser. Use the following command.

October is now successfully downloaded. Let’s install it.

Step 3: Installing October CMS on Cloud

Now go to the application staging URL and append the following after it

/october/install.php. The installation page for October will appear.

october install check

Near the end of the installation page,  click Agree & Continue to begin installation.

october CMS permisions

On the next page, add the Database credentials which could be found on the application access detail page.

database credentials

After filling in the database credentials, click on Administrator.

filling database credentials

On the Administrator page, fill the admin login details and click Advanced.

administrator setting october cms

Now on Advanced page, set the Admin panel URL.  I will name it /admin and click the Continue button at the end.

October cms advance setting

Wait for October to finish the installation process.
Once the installation finishes, you will be asked how would you want to start October CMS. Click Start from a theme.

start october cms

On the next page, select a theme, click Install and confirm it.

select october cms theme

October will start installing the theme.

october cms installation process

Once the process ends, go to your website’s homepage and see your newly installed October CMS.

start october cms

If you see the above page after installation of October CMS and the theme is exactly what you opted for, you have successfully installed October CMS on Cloud.

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I hope you have run through the installation process without any difficulties and now understand perfectly how to install October CMS on cloud. If you have an issue or wish to add to the discussion, please leave a comment below.

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About Ahmed Khan

Ahmed was a PHP community expert at Cloudways - A Managed PHP Hosting Cloud Platform. He is a software engineer with extensive knowledge in PHP and SEO. He loves watching Game of Thrones is his free time. Follow Ahmed on Twitter to stay updated with his works. You can email him at ahmed.khan@cloudways.com

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