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Pagekit is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) similar to WordPress and Drupal, the big difference is that Pagekit is far more minimalist, if you were searching for a simple CMS as an alternative for WordPress and you want to try that CMS before making a full deployment then this post is for you.

This post will present a step by step guide on how to install Pagekit for free on Cloud9 for development purposes, please note that it’s not advisable to install a Production version of PageKit on Cloud9 as the free tier isn’t designed for that intended purpose. Now, and without further ado let’s dive into the tutorial.

Prerequisite

First, you’ll need to sign-up for the free version of Cloud9.

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Installation

Step One

After signing up and confirming your email, you’ll be directed to your dashboard, just click on the “create a new workspace” tab.

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Step Two

You’ll be directed to a new window where you should configure your workspace, select the “php” option and then create the workspace.

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Step Three

You’ll then be directed to your workspace, in the terminal just download the latest release of Pagekit using “wget”, at the time of writing this post the command should be as follow;

wget pagekit.com/api/download/latest

Step Four

After the download is complete just unzip the downloaded folder using the following command;

unzip la*

Step Five

After the unzip is complete just click on the “Run Project” arrow, then click on “Preview”, the installation window will appear in a browser-like window on the side of your screen.

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Step Six

To prevent any problems during the installation HTTP and HTTPS conflict), just click on the pop-out icon in the browser-like window as seen below, and change the HTTPS to HTTP.

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Step Seven

In the first installation window, just hit the “Tick” sign, in the following window just select the language and hit the “Next” tab.

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Step Eight

In the next step, you’ve to select the database type, leave the default “SQLite” the hit the  “Next” tab.

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Step Nine

In the following step, you should create your username, password, website name and enter your admin email.

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Step Ten

Now the installation is complete and you’ll be directed to your admin login window, just use the credentials (username and password) you’ve created in the previous step.

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Congratulations, you now have a fully functional installation of Pagekit on Cloud9, as it’s been advised above this installation should be for development purposes only and not for production.

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