Simple website with GetSimple


GetSimple is a database-less, PHP-based, WYSIWYG application to build a simple website. Data is saved in XML files. Friendly URL's require the web server rewriting them on-the-fly.


  1. On the web server, install an SMTP server
  2. cd /tmp
  3. Download the ZIP file (As of Jul 2010, no direct URL; Must download through web browser)
  4. unzip
  5. cd GetSimple_2.01
  6. mv ./* /var/www/
  7. cd /var/www
  8. chmod -R 777 ./data/ ./backups/
  9. http://srv/ . The install script will check that the access rights to sub-folders are correct, and that the required PHP modules are available
  10. Create an admin account, eg. gsadmin
  11. http://srv/admin/settings.php to set the admin password, and set the site URL


On Nginx, how to enable mod_rewrite so GS displays fancy URLs?