How to install FlatPress

This article describes how to install the FlatPress blogging engine. FlatPress runs solely on PHP, and does not use a SQL-driven database. This design simplifies website administration and configuration.

Installing FlatPress

FlatPress is compatible with all A2 Hosting accounts.

Although A2 Hosting servers are compatible with a wide variety of software applications, we cannot provide troubleshooting assistance for application-specific issues.

To install FlatPress, follow these steps:

  1. Download the FlatPress installation file at to your computer.
  2. Use FTP to upload the installation file to the public_html directory of your A2 Hosting account. For information about how to access your account using FTP, please see this article.
  3. Log in to your account using SSH. For information about how to access your account using SSH, please see this article.
  4. Extract the application files. To do this, type the following commands:
    cd ~/public_html
    tar xvjf flatpress-1.0-solenne.tar.bz2
    The exact filename may differ slightly, depending on the version you downloaded.
  5. Use your web browser to go to, where represents your domain name.
  6. On the Welcome to FlatPress page, click Next.
  7. On the Create user page, type a username and password in the Username and Password text boxes.
  8. In the Home Page text box, type the URL for the blog's main page.
  9. In the E-Mail text box, type the e-mail address for the site administrator.
  10. Click Next. The Done page appears. You can click the links to view the blog's main page, log in, and more.

More Information

For more information about FlatPress, please visit

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