HOW TO INSTALL THE LUX WEB ENGINE FROM SCRATCH

Since I set up things like this frequently this is mostly a reference/checklist for myself, but feel free to follow along at home!

Total cost should max out around $5USD/mo for your first install, though there are free trials and other options if you want to deviate from these instructions.

Things to install first:



Hardware Setup

You need a server to run your website; if you want to get fancy you can host multiple blogs/domains on a single server, or you can provide a server in your own closet or from any hosting provider. Here's how I set up mine through Digital Ocean:







Domain Setup

You need a domain name to point at your blog/site/instance. I recommend domains.google.com or a service like namecheap.com.



Server Software Setup

Now that your hardware is up and running, each instance of the LUX Web Engine (each blog/site/domain of yours) needs a new "Web Application" installed on to your hardware.









Set up a Git repository



You should now be all set up!

Testing



You are now ready to install the LUX Web Engine! (which is just cut n pasting one file really so you're basically done)