The following guide assumes your're using a typical LAMP environment, if you're using a different setup (eg. Nginx) or facing a problem, please visit the Installation Guide section.
1. System Requirements
Please have a look at System Requirements and ensure your system is ready for Pimcore.
2. Install Pimcore Sources
The easiest way to install Pimcore is from your terminal using our installer package. We additionally provide a Composer based install guide and of course you can install Pimcore also without the help of the command line using your favorite tools (FTP, ...).
Change into the document root folder of your new project:
Pimcore is offering 3 installation packages for different use-cases:
|Quick Start Bundle||Boilerplate - Recommended for beginners This package contains the core including sample data of our online demo version.|
|Professional Package||Package without any data, just the core Pimcore platform. Good choice when you're starting a new project as an experienced Pimcore developer.|
|Nightly Build||Daily released version. Shouldn't be used in production.|
Choose & Download a Package:
wget https://www.pimcore.org/download/pimcore-latest.zip -O pimcore-install.zip
Quick Start Bundle
wget https://www.pimcore.org/download/pimcore-data.zip -O pimcore-install.zip
Unzip the installer package into the current folder (document root):
Pimcore requires write access to the following directories:
3. Create Database
mysql -u root -p -e "CREATE DATABASE pimcore charset=utf8mb4;"
For further information please visit out DB Setup Guide
4. Launch Pimcore and Finish Installation
Finish the Pimcore installation by accessing the URL (eg.
https://your-host.com/) in your web browser.
- Fill in the required fields (database + admin user)
- Press Check Requirements to check if your system is ready for Pimcore
- Click Install Now!
5. Maintenance Cron Job
*/5 * * * * php /path/to/pimcore/cli/console.php maintenance
Keep in mind, that the cron job has to run as the same user as the web interface (eg.
6. Additional Information & Help
If you would like to know more about installation process or if you are having problems getting Pimcore up and running, visit the Installation Guide section.
7. Further Reading
Next up - Directories Structure