Simple and compact Archivarix CMS. Flat-file CMS for downloaded websites.

Published: 2020-02-05

Edited 26/05/2020 CMS version 0.1.200521

In order to make it convenient for you to edit the websites restored in our system, we have developed a simple Flat File CMS consisting of just one small php file. Despite its size, this CMS is a powerful and versatile tool for working with your sites. All the basic features of any CMS are available in it, as well as special features for webmasters creating PBNs based on content restored from the Web Archive.

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If you have restored or downloaded a website, then installing it on your server can be a long process, especially if the site weighs a lot. With Archivarix CMS, this process takes less time. Just download the CMS and install it on your server. Open the file at and enter the recovery serial number . You will see it in e-mail that will be sent by the system after completion of the website restoring process or downloading an existing site.


For example, the test recovery site has the serial number C44K-EG4M-8A0W-OOEQ.


Now start the download and wait a little while. CMS will deploy the restored site to the server. Now you can set your password on the website and start editing. But first, it’s better to change the name of the CMS file - archivarix.cms.php to something else. Just for security reasons.

The editor interface is simple and intuitive. In the left column, you can select site files, in the right column, edit them using both the WYSIWYG editor and the Code editor. You can change the file names, creation time and set redirects. Create temlate tool is also located here, with its help you can create new pages based on existing ones. With this tool you can create a template for new posts on the restored website, and that posts will appear in the existing design.

Search and replace is a powerful editing tool for a restored site. After recovery, you need to make many changes within the content. Often you need to change page tags, addresses of external links and scripts, delete unnecessary files. To do this, you can use regular expressions ( regex )here you can find a list of them.


The Tools section contains many useful things for setting up a site. Import recovery will help to add the missing files and combine them with an existing website, or combine two or more different sites into one. Converting to UTF-8 will save you from the legacy encodings that are often found on older sites. There you can delete broken links, images, set  rel = "nofollow" tags to all external links and much more.


The History section contains a log of all the changes made on the site. You can create a rollback point at any time, roll back all or part of the changes made, or completely reinstall the website.


Settings besides controlling the display of content inside the CMS and security settings include loader control. The Archivarix loader is the index.php file that comes with every restored website. It contains paths to additional files and scripts, such as banner networks, link exchanges, and statistics collection systems. There you can configure the ability to work with another CMS, the transfer protocol (HTTP and HTTPS), fix 404 errors for missing files, configure caching of static files. Now, instead of editing the file itself, it is possible to change the settings inside the CMS. This is more convenient, since when updating the system all settings are saved.




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Latest news:
The new version of CMS has become more convenient and understandable for webmasters from around the world.

- Full localization of Archivarix CMS into 13 languages (English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian).
- Export all current site data to a zip archive to save a backup or transfer to another site.
- Show and remove broken zip archives in import tools.
- PHP version check during installation.
- Information for installing CMS on a server with NGINX + PHP-FPM.
- In the search, when the expert mode is on, the date/time of the page and a link to its copy in the WebArchive are displayed.
- Improvements to the user interface.
- Code optimization.

If you are a native speaker of a language into which our CMS has not yet been translated, then we invite you to make our product even better. Via Crowdin service you can apply and become our official translator into new languages.
A new Archivarix CMS version.
- CLI support to deploy websites right from a command line, imports, settings, stats, history purge and system update.
- Support for password_hash() encrypted passwords that can be used in CLI.
- Expert mode to enable an additional debug information, experimental tools and direct links to WebArchive saved snapshots.
- Tools for broken internal images and links can now return a list of all missing urls instead of deleting.
- Import tool shows corrupted/incomplete zip files that can be removed.
- Improved cookie support to catch up with requirements of modern browsers.
- A setting to select default editor to HTML pages (visual editor or code).
- Changes tab showing text differences is off by default, can be turned on in settings.
- You can roll back to a specific change in the Changes tab.
- Fixed XML sitemap url for websites that are built with a www subdomain.
- Fixed removal temporary files that were created during an installation/import process.
- Faster history purge.
- Femoved unused localization phrases.
- Language switch on the login screen.
- Updated external packages to their most recent versions.
- Optimized memory usage for calculating text differences in the Changes tab.
- Improved support for old versions of php-dom extension.
- An experimental tool to fix file sizes in the database in case you edited files directly on a server.
- An experimental and very raw flat-structure export tool.
- An experimental public key support for the future API features.
The first June update of Archivarix CMS with new, convenient features.
- Fixed: History section did not work when there was no zip extension enabled in php.
- New History tab with details of changes when editing text files.
- .htaccess edit tool.
- Ability to clean up backups to the desired rollback point.
- "Missing URLs" section removed from Tools as it is accessible from the dashboard.
- Monitoring and showing free disk space in the dashboard.
- Improved check of the required PHP extensions on startup and initial installation.
- Minor cosmetic changes.
- All external tools updated to latest versions.
An update that web studios and those using outsourcing will appreciate.
- Separate password for safe mode.
- Extended safe mode. Now you can create custom rules and files, but without executable code.
- Reinstalling the site from the CMS without having to manually delete anything from the server.
- Ability to sort custom rules.
- Improved Search & Replace for very large sites.
- Additional settings for the "Viewport meta tag" tool.
- Support for IDN domains on hosting with the old version of ICU.
- In the initial installation with a password, the ability to log out is added.
- If .htaccess is detected during integration with WP, then the Archivarix rules will be added to its beginning.
- When downloading sites by serial number, CDN is used to increase speed.
- Other minor improvements and fixes.
Our Archivarix CMS is developing by leaps and bounds. The new update, in which the following appeared:
- New dashboard for viewing statistics, server settings and system updates.
- Ability to create templates and conveniently add new pages to the site.
- Integration with Wordpress and Joomla in one click.
- Now in Search & Replace, additional filtering is done in the form of a constructor, where you can add any number of rules.
- Now you can filter the results by domain/subdomains, date-time, file size.
- A new tool to reset the cache in Cloudlfare or enable / disable Dev Mode.
- A new tool for removing versioning in urls, for example, "?ver=1.2.3" in css or js. Allows you to repair even those pages that looked crooked in the WebArchive due to the lack of styles with different versions.
- The robots.txt tool has the ability to immediately enable and add a Sitemap map.
- Automatic and manual creation of rollback points for changes.
- Import can import templates.
- Saving/Importing settings of the loader contains the created custom files.
- For all actions that can last longer than a timeout, a progress bar is displayed.
- A tool to add a viewport meta tag to all pages of a site.
- Tools for removing broken links and images have the ability to account for files on the server.
- A new tool to fix incorrect urlencode links in html code. Rarely, but may come in handy.
- Improved missing urls tool. Together with the new loader, now counts calls to non-existent URLs.
- Regex Tips in Search & Replace.
- Improved checking for missing php extensions.
- Updated all used js tools to the latest versions.

This and many other cosmetic improvements and speed optimizations.