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How to install ProcessWire CMS on Ubuntu 22.04

ProcessWire is a free open-source content management system which is developed in PHP language. It is a powerful CMS that allows you to upload content easily over the internet. The app offers many useful features like CLI, Templates, multi-language support , image uploads, drag-drop file uploads and much more. It also offers a responsive web interface making your work more easier and enjoyable! It uses MySQL as it’s database backend to store its content!

Requirements :

  • 1GB RAM or more (The more the better performance)
  • 1vCore or more CPU (The more the less hiccups and solid performance)
  • 5-10GB of Disk Space
  • Ubuntu 22.04

Step 1: Update your server

First step is to update your server and look for newer packages and newer security releases for your distribution :

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2: Install LAMP Stack :

Next step is to install quickly a LAMP Stack as the CMS is based on PHP and uses MySQL as Database Backend, Run the following command to install :

apt-get install apache2

apt-get install -y php php-{common,mysql,xml,xmlrpc,curl,gd,imagick,cli,dev,imap,mbstring,opcache,soap,zip,intl}

apt-get install mariadb-server mariadb-client


Do the steps as shown in the picture :

Create a database :

mysql -u root -p

CREATE USER processuser@localhost IDENTIFIED by ‘processpassword’;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON processdb.* TO processuser@localhost;

Step 3 : Install ProcessWire

We have everything ready to install our CMS! Run the following commands to install it :



mv processwire-master/* /var/www/html/

Change file permissions :

chown www-data:www-data -R /var/www/html/processwire/
chmod -R 755 /var/www/html/processwire/

Step 4: Configure through Web Interface

First step is to select the installation profile (You can use ‘blank‘) :


2. Configure Database (Enter the details you put above) :

3. Create admin account :

4. Access your admin page :

You can now easily configure you site!

Conclusion :

You have installed ProcessWire CMS on your Ubuntu 22.04 Machine! This tutorial assumes you are root!


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