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

Published: 2020-02-05

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.

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 roll back all or part of the changes made at any time.


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:
New Friday, new updates!
A lot of new and useful was done in Archivarix CMS:
- In Search and Replace, you can now filter by url date.
- Now external links from all pages of the site can be deleted with the click of a button. Anchors are preserved.
- The new ACMS_SAFE_MODE parameter, which prohibits changing the Loader / CMS settings and loading custom files, is also prohibited from importing import settings and custom files.
- The JSON settings files for the Loader and CMS can now be downloaded to your computer and downloaded to the CMS from a file on the computer. Thus, the transfer of settings to other sites has become even easier.
- Creating custom rules has become more convenient, there are often used patterns that you can choose.
- New custom files can be created in the file manager without having to download the file.
- The url tree for the main domain always comes first.
- If you hide the url tree for the domain / subdomain, then this setting is saved while working with the CMS.
- Instead of two buttons, open / collapse the url tree, now one that can do both.
- Creating a new URL was simplified and when creating, you can immediately specify the file from the computer.
- In the mobile layout, the main working part comes first.
- After each manipulation of the file, its size is updated in the database.
- Fixed buttons for selective history rollbacks.
- Fixed creating new urls for subdomains that contain numbers in the domain name.
New portion of updates!
There is no need to change anything in the source code of the files.
- Now you can upload sites to the server by uploading to the server only one script from our Archivarix CMS.
- In order to change something in the CMS settings, you no longer need to open its source code. You can set a password or lower limits directly from the Settings section.
- To connect your counters, trackers, custom scripts, a separate "includes" folder is now used inside the .content.xxxxxx folder. You can also upload custom files directly through the new file manager in CMS. Adding counters and analytics to all pages of the site has also become convenient and understandable.
- Imports support a new file structure with settings and the "includes" folder.
- Added keyboard shortcuts for working in the code editor.

These and many other improvements in the new version. The loader has also been updated and works with the settings that the CMS creates.
Another mega-update of Archivarix CMS!

Added very useful tools that allow the click of a button:
- clean all broken internal links,
- delete missing images,
- set rel = "nofollow" for all external links.

Now additional restores can be imported directly from the CMS itself. You can combine different restores into one working site.

For those who work with large sites or use poor hosting - all actions that previously could stop at the timeout of your hosting will now be divided into parts and automatically continue until they are completed. Want to make a replacement in the code of 500 thousand files? Import several gigabyte recovery? All this is now possible on any, even very cheap hosting. The timeout time (by default, 30 seconds) can be changed in the ACMS_TIMEOUT parameter.

Our loader (index.php) now works on both http and https protocols, regardless of the build parameters. You can force the protocol by changing the value of the ARCHIVARIX_PROTOCOL parameter.
The next update of Archivarix CMS with the addition of new features. Now any old site can be correctly converted to UTF-8 with the click of a button. Search filtering has become even better, because results can be also filtered by MIME type.
We have released the long-awaited Archivarix CMS update. In the new version, in addition to various improvements and optimizations, a very useful feature has been added for additional filtering of search results and full support for the tree structure of URLs for recoveries with a large number of files. For more details, see the Archivarix CMS script change log.