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How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]
How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain?

Hi Helphians, now we are going to install Bolt CMS on Outside of the web root. Thant means install that CMS on Subdomain for your website. This page explains the other ways of installing Bolt.  Here we are using the FTP Client to install it. There are different methods to install Bolt, but we recommend this simple way. Use this guide described below to get Bolt application file and set them up on your web hosting server.

Bolt CMS introduction:

Bolt is simple, free and responsive content management tool that’s written in PHP. Bolt is based on silex symphony components uses Twig. It has several features that could be very useful for Users, Frontend developers, and Backend developers. You can also choose a theme for your website from theme gallery. Bolt CMS is fully open source, Mobile responsive with easy file and image upload management.

We already installed Bolt on the main domain. Here you can find the Helphin guide: How to install Bolt CMS on Linux hosting server.

The difficult level of this guide is Medium. You can make changes with some coding and web server knowledge. Please do it very carefully when you make this changes. Let’s jump in this step by step guide.


  1. Go to the Bolt.cm page and download your copy.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Now open the download folder. Extract the Bolt zip file.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Go to the public folder inside of bolt package. Select all the file and click the left button on the mouse. Choose cut or simply press Ctrl+x keys to cut the selected files.

(Download folder/bolt-latest/bolt-x.x.x/public)

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Now paste the private folder files into the main bolt-x.x.x. folder (x.x.x are version number). Extensions folder already created in that folder. So we are going to click Yes button when they ask to confirm folder replacement box. Again you can click Move and Replace button for index.php file when they ask to confirm to replace.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Now open .bolt.yml file into your text editor. Here we are using Notepad++ editor.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Remove “public” word in the line web: placed .[dot] on that line. Also remove “public” word in themebase, files, and view lines.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Now open index.php file into a text editor.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Replace the seventh line $app = require dirname (_FILE_) . ‘/../vendor/bolt/bolt/app/web.php’; to $app = require dirname (_FILE_) . ‘/vendor/bolt/bolt/app/web.php’; [Carefully].

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Open Filezilla FTP application. Log in your FTP account. On the right side, choose your subdomain directory. Finally Select all the files in the left side. Right click on a mouse and select upload to your server.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Go to your browser address bar and put your domain name and enter it, when the upload process is complete. Now you can view basic administrator settings for your CMS website. Fill all the text field and click Create the first user button.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]


  1. Now you can successfully log in and access your Bolt CMS administrator dashboard page. Hereafter you can also publish your content and tune up with website setting options.

How to install Bolt CMS on subdomain? [Outside of the Web root]

Now you can learn to install Bolt CMS on an outside of the web root likes subdomain. Helphin hopes this will very helpful to you. We will keep going with another some useful web application.

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