What is HTMLy How to install on a VPSie

What is HTMLy?

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HTMLy is a Database’less Blogging Platform or Flat-File Blog that values effortlessness and is speed written in PHP. HTMLy can be mentioned as a Flat-File CMS either since it will likewise deal with your substance. HTMLy utilizes a remarkable calculation to discover or list any substance dependent on date, class, tag, or creator, and the presentation will stay quick regardless of whether we have a great many posts and several labels.


•Administrator Panel -Deal with your site effortlessly utilizing the underlying administrator board 

•Markdown -Markdown manager with a review, picture transfer, and draft 

•Scientific classification -Gathering the substance utilizing classifications and labels 

•Content-Type -Blog entry, static page, picture, video, sound, connection, and statement 

•Website design enhancement Friendly -Clean URLs, meta authoritative, meta depiction, and pieces 

•Multi-Author -HTMLy uphold client job: pick as an administrator or ordinary client 

•Remarks -Gives Disqus or Facebook remark combination 

•Gadget -Most recent posts, mainstream posts, related posts, document, label cloud 

•Online Backup -Download your posts and transferred pictures as a Zip record 

•Document Caching -HTMLy utilize forceful document storing for execution support 

•Cloud Update -No more FTP! update your HTMLy establishment on the fly 

•Database’less -HTMLy is level record blog and level document CMS, no information base required 

•Merchant -Import posts from RSS channel 2.0 into your HTMLy blog 

•Security -Recaptcha and cryptographic hash to make sure about the backend

Is HTMLy high-quality?

Well, let us take a look at its ratings:


How to Install HTMLy on your VPSie Server

Operating System: Ubuntu 16.4 or 18.4 (64Bit)

  1. Install Apache2 HTTP Server on Ubuntu

Apache2 HTTP Server is the most popular web server in use… so install it. Since HTMLy needs it.

To install Apache2 HTTP on the Ubuntu server, run the commands below:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install apache2

After installing Apache2, the commands below can be used to stop, start, and enable Apache2 service to always start up with the server boots.

sudo systemctl stop apache2.service

sudo systemctl start apache2.service

sudo systemctl enable apache2.service

To test Apache2 setup, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see Apache2 default test page as shown below.. When you see that, then Apache2 is working as expected..


PHP 7.2 may not be available in Ubuntu default repositories for some systems, if you need default repositories, you will have to get it from third-party repositories.

Run the commands below to add the below third party repository to upgrade to PHP 7.2

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Then update and upgrade to PHP 7.2

sudo apt update

Next, run the commands below to install PHP 7.2 and related modules.

sudo apt install php7.2 libapache2-mod-php7.2 php7.2-common php7.2-mbstring php7.2-xmlrpc php7.2-soap php7.2-gd php7.2-xml php7.2-cli php7.2-curl php7.2-zip

After installing PHP 7.2, run the commands below to open PHP default config file for Apache:

sudo nano /etc/php/7.2/apache2/php.ini

Then make the changes on the following lines below in the file and save. The value below are great settings to apply in your environments.

file_uploads = On

allow_url_fopen = On

memory_limit = 256M

upload_max_filesize = 400M

max_execution_time = 360

date.timezone = America/NewYork

After making the change above, save the file and close.

3: Restart Apache2

After installing PHP and related modules, all you have to do is restart Apache2 to reload PHP configurations:

To restart Apache2, run the commands below

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

To test PHP 7.2 settings with Apache2, create a phpinfo.php file in Apache2 root directory by running the commands below

sudo nano /var/www/html/phpinfo.php

Then type the content below and save the file.

<?php phpinfo( ); ?>

Save the file.. then browse to your server hostname followed by /phpinfo.php


You should see the PHP default test page.

4: Download HTMLy Latest Release

Next, visit HTMLy site and download the latest package. or run the commands below to download HTMLy packages from GitHub.

After downloading, run the commands below to extract the downloaded file and move it into a new HTMLy root directory. After that, change into HTMLy root directory to install PHP required packages.

sudo mkdir -p /var/www/html/htmly

cd /var/www/html/htmly

sudo wget https://github.com/danpros/htmly/releases/download/v2.7.4/installer.php

Then run the commands below to set the correct permissions for HTMLy to function properly.

sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/html/htmly/

sudo chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/htmly/

5: Configure Apache2 HTMLy Site

Finally, configure Apache2 configuration file for HTMLy. This file will control how users access HTMLy content. Run the commands below to create a new configuration file called htmly.conf

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/htmly.conf

Then copy and paste the content below into the file and save it. Replace the highlighted line with your own domain name and directory root location.

<VirtualHost *:80>

     ServerAdmin admin@example.com

     DocumentRoot /var/www/html/htmly/

     ServerName example.com

     ServerAlias www.example.com

     <Directory /var/www/html/htmly/>

          Options FollowSymlinks

          AllowOverride All

          Require all granted


     ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

     CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined


Save the file and exit.

After configuring the VirtualHost above, enable it by running the commands below:

6: Enable the HTMLy Site and Rewrite Module

After configuring the VirtualHost above, enable it by running the commands below, then restart Apache2 server.

sudo a2ensite htmly.conf

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Restart Apache2

sudo systemctl restart apache2.service

Next, open your browser and browse to the server hostname or IP address and you should see the HTMLy page, input your blog info and complete the setup.

http://example.com/installer.phpYou have successfully installed HTMLy CMS on Ubuntu.

7. To log in as admin, go to the URL:


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