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How to Install PyroCMS on Cloud Hosting Using Cloudways

February 21, 2018

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Laravel is best known for developing highly customizable websites, thanks to powerful Laravel based CMS. To date, Laravel powers a number of CMS including OctoberCMS, AsgardCMS, and CoasterCMS.

install pyrocms

All these CMS are modular in nature and developers could easily mix and match components to fit the CMs to the project’s requirements. New CMS that take advantage of Laravel’s features appear very frequently on GitHub and other platforms.

In this article, I will introduce a great Laravel powered CMS.


PyroCMS is an easy to use, abstracted, and modular CMS. Initially, the CMS was built in CodeIgniter in 2012. From version 3.x onwards, the CMS was rewritten in Laravel, with version 3.4.12 being released in 2018.  

PyroCMS GitHub Stats:

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2,699 940 19


To be able to run PyroCMS, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • PHP >= 7.0 (5.6.4 for v3.3)
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • cURL PHP Extension
  • SQLite PHP Extension
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Fileinfo PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • GD Library (>=2.0) OR Imagick PHP extension (>=6.5.7)

Why Choose Cloudways To Host PyroCMS?

Cloudways provides an amazing platform to deploy Laravel to a server on the cloud infrastructure of your choice. It is the ideal platform to host PyroCMS because of the support for the latest versions of PHP along with all necessary extensions, pre-installed Composer, Git and cache drivers like Redis and Memcached. As a result, you directly proceed with the installation of the CMS without worrying about prereqs.

If you do not have an account on Cloudways, sign up for free. Refer to the following GIF to setup the server and application in just a few clicks.

Installing PyroCMS On Cloud Server

Now that the server is ready, launch the SSH terminal. Once it is up, go to the root of the application using the following commands:

cd applications
cd <yourapplicationname>/public_html

Next, type the following command to install PyroCMS.

composer create-project pyrocms/pyrocms

Now that all the files of PyroCMS are installed on your server, install PyroCMS by running the following command.

php artisan install

You will be prompted for details in order to proceed with the installation process. Fill in the information of .env file.

That’s it PyroCMS is installed on your server.

Final Words

PyroCMS is new in the market, But it has great features which is very much suitable for customization. So if you are planning to create your own management system I will recommend you to select a Laravel Based CMS.

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Saquib Rizwan

Saquib is a PHP Community Expert at Cloudways - A Managed PHP Hosting Cloud Platform. He is well versed in PHP and regularly contributes to open source projects. For fun, he enjoys gaming, movies and hanging out with friends. You can email him at

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