Version 3 end of life
This version of Silverstripe CMS will not recieve any additional bug fixes or documentation updates. Go to documentation for the most recent stable version.

Installation on Linux, Unix and *nix like Operating Systems

SilverStripe should be able to be installed on any Linux, Unix or nix like OS as long as the correct server software is installed and configured (referred to as nix in this document from herein). It is common that web hosting that you may use for your production SilverStripe application will be nix based, here you may also want to use nix locally to ensure how you develop locally mimics closely your production environment.

Is important to ensure you check the Server Requirements list before acquiring and installing SilverStripe on your *nix server (locally or otherwise).

At a high level you will need a:

  • Web server e.g. Apache, Nginx
  • Database e.g. MariaDB, Postgres, MySQL
  • PHP

##nix installation guides on the web There are a number of good step by step guides covering server setups and installing of SilverStripe on the various flavours of nix systems.

Note: Many of the following guides simply download SilverStripe as a zipped file. We recommend the use of Composer once you get to the point of installing SilverStripe (though the choice is up to you). Always ensure you get the latest version if you are starting a new project.

###Known (but not exhaustive) list

If you find further good *nix related installation articles please email these to