Installing FarCry CMS on Lucee Server
Installing FarCry CMS on Lucee server isn’t as difficult as one may think. FarCry CMS is a popular open source content management built on the FarCry Core web application framework which itself is based on the ColdFusion language supporting both Lucee and Adobe ColdFusion CFML engines.
This means you can run FarCry CMS on any CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) engine including Lucee and Adobe ColdFusion. Given that Lucee is an open source CFML engine with a strong support community, it’s not only a cost-effective alternative to Adobe ColdFusion but also in quality of service.
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Let’s begin installing FarCry CMS on Lucee server! We will be working with the following software stack:
Operating System: CentOS 7 64bit
CFML Engine: Lucee 5.1.0
CMS Application: FarCry Core 7.2.8
Database: MySQL 5.6.35
Step 1: Install Lucee Server
This tutorial assumes that you have Lucee Server (version 5.1.0) installed, up and running. If you have Lucee Server already installed, proceed to Step 2. If don’t have Lucee Server installed, we have a nice tutorial here to provide you with the steps on how to install Lucee Server.
Step 2: Create Datasource in Lucee
First we need to create a datasource for FarCry in Lucee Server, to do it go to the Lucee server’s admin console: http://x.x.x.x/lucee/admin/server.cfm (where x.x.x.x is the server IP address or hostname).
In the Lucee admin console, click on Datastore from left pane to see below output:
Enter a name for your datasource and select “MySQL” from the drop down menu below then click “Create” to display the Datasource configuration parameters as shown below:
Then click “Create”, which will create the data source. Next step in installing FarCry CMS on Lucee server is to download FarCry Core. And for this, you will need to log into your server via SSH client (e.g. PuTTy)
Step 3: Download and Configure FarCry
Once logged into the server via SSH, you can download the installation by running the following command:
# wget http://docs.farcrycore.org.s3.amazonaws.com/release/farcry-community-7.2.8.zip
Then unzip the downloaded zip file by running the following command:
# unzip farcry-community-7.2.8.zip
Once unzipped, you need to move the unziped folder to the
/var/www/html directory by running the following command:
# mv farcry /var/www/html
Now, we need to make some changes to the Lucee server configuration file, so FarCry can be pointed to its
webroot directory. We do this by editing Tomcat’s
server.xml file. So run the following command:
# vim /opt/lucee/tomcat/conf/server.xml
And make following changes as shown below. Just below these two lines you have to add new line, to look like these:
Save file and exit editor by pressing “Escape” key and press Shift+: key and write
wq and press Enter to save the file. Then restart the Lucee server by this command:
# /opt/lucee/lucee_ctl restart
We’re now done with downloading and configuring FarCry. The next step now is to install and configure FarCry CMS.
Step : Install and Configure FarCry CMS
Once Lucee server comes back online, go to this url: http://x.x.x.x/farcry/core/webtop/install/index.cfm (where “x.x.x.x” is the IP address or hostname of the server). You will see the page below. Select the theme of your choice and click “Next”
Review the next page that appears and click “Next”
Enter a password to access FarCry’s admin and click Save Settings
Next, click “Install” and FarCry will be ready.
Congratulations on successfully installing FarCry CMS on Lucee server!
To access the FarCry admin console, go to http://x.x.x.x/farcry/core (where “x.x.x.x” is the IP address or hostname of the server) and use the login credentials you created during set up to login.
Once logged you will see this admin console:
To access the normal FarCry website, go to http://x.x.x.x/ (where “x.x.x.x” is the IP address or hostname of the server) which will show you FarCry’s default page.
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