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Microweber is an open-source, drag and drop website builder and CMS based on the Laravel PHP Framework. It includes features for e-commerce, live editing, file management, design customization, and has plugins for both cPanel and Plesk.

When self-hosting Microweber, you are responsible for the security of your server. Follow best practices for securing, updating, and backing up the software on your Compute Instance. See Setting Up and Securing a Compute Instance.

Deploying a Marketplace App

The Linode Marketplace allows you to easily deploy software on a Compute Instance using the Cloud Manager. See Get Started with Marketplace Apps for complete steps.

  1. Log in to the Cloud Manager and select the Marketplace link from the left navigation menu. This displays the Linode Create page with the Marketplace tab pre-selected.

  2. Under the Select App section, select the app you would like to deploy.

  3. Complete the form by following the steps and advice within the Creating a Compute Instance guide. Depending on the Marketplace App you selected, there may be additional configuration options available. See the Configuration Options section below for compatible distributions, recommended plans, and any additional configuration options available for this Marketplace App.

  4. Click the Create Linode button. Once the Compute Instance has been provisioned and has fully powered on, wait for the software installation to complete. If the instance is powered off or restarted before this time, the software installation will likely fail.

To verify that the app has been fully installed, see Get Started with Marketplace Apps > Verify Installation. Once installed, follow the instructions within the Getting Started After Deployment section to access the application and start using it.

Estimated deployment time: Microweber should be fully installed within 5-10 minutes after the Compute Instance has finished provisioning.

Configuration Options

  • Supported distributions: Ubuntu 20.04
  • Recommended plan: All plan types can be used.

Getting Started after Deployment

Accessing the Microweber Application

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to http://[ip-address], where [ip-address] can be replaced with your Compute Instance’s IP address or rDNS domain. See the Managing IP Addresses guide for information on viewing IP addresses and rDNS.

  2. Complete the initial setup for that appears. This includes setting the database settings, selecting the preferred website design, setting the default language, and more.

    Screenshot of the Microweber installation GUI

  3. Within that same screen, also enter the Admin user credentials and email address you wish to use. Click the Install button to continue with the Microweber installation.

    Screenshot of the Microweber admin credentials

  4. After the installation is complete, you are redirected to the Microweber dashboard. From here, you can start designing and building your new website. For more information on using Microweber for development, see the Microweber tutorials.

Currently, Linode does not manage software and systems updates for Marketplace Apps. It is up to the user to perform routine maintenance on software deployed in this fashion.

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