SilverStripe requires PHP 7.1 or newer. It runs on many webservers and databases, but is most commonly served using Apache and MySQL/MariaDB.
If you are setting up your own environment, you'll need to consider a few configuration settings such as URL rewriting and protecting access to certain files. Refer to our server requirements for details.
If you're running Apache with MySQL/MariaDB already, and know your way around webservers, follow these steps to get started. SilverStripe is installed via Composer, a package management tool for PHP that lets you install and upgrade the framework and other modules. Assuming you've got this tool, run the following command to install SilverStripe:
composer create-project silverstripe/installer my-project
Within the newly created
my-project folder, point your webserver at the
.env in your project, and configure your database connection there.
See environment variables for available configuration options,
e.g. to configure a default CMS login via
Now you should be able to build your database by running this command:
Your website should be available on your domain now (e.g.
The CMS login can be accessed at