October is a free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework. A simple and modular CMS that grows with you, with a precise and beautiful interface that comes as second nature.
Time required: 5 minutes or under!
Tools required: 000webhost free account, one database, able to download/upload .zip files, one cup of coffee!
Firstly head over to 000webhost.com and login or register a new account if you have not already.
Now manage your existing website or create a new one!
Head over to the October CMS website and download the latest version of their script.
Upload the ZIP file into public_html folder
Once uploaded you’ll want to extract and move all the files into public_html if that is where you intend to run it from. i.e. all bare files into public_html
Now time to hit up the setup, load your site.000webhostapp dot com and it should appear like so.
Bottom right hit the little agree button
Now head back onto 000webhost .com and load up Manage Database, we need one created for the script
On the left hit TOOLS then Database Manager
You’ll see the new database button as below
Choose some secure password for your database and copy it ready for the install
Please WAIT until the database has finished creating before finishing your setup
Now the database is installed you’ll see this lovely page, fill in the details from what you just created a moment ago.
Hit the admistrator button to pick your login details
Hit the advanced button if you want to change any key/the backend URL
Choose any theme to get started!
Once you’ve picked your theme - hit install then confirm!
Head over to public_html then config folder and open up database.php file
You’ll see a similar piece of code to below
'options' => [PDO::ATTR_EMULATE_PREPARES => true, PDO::MYSQL_ATTR_COMPRESS => true,]
Once you’ve pasted the code above onto a new line below prefix in the database.php file, save and exit.
Head back to the installer and hit RETRY!
Head to your backend to start making the best of your website!