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Updated Last: 22 June 2021

Technical Requirements

Installing Joomla (and Shaper Quickstart) requires that you have a web server and a database server first. If you want to install locally on your Linux, MAC, or Windows computer, you must first get, or already have, a WAMP/MAMP Stack which includes a web server and database server. 

It is strongly recommended that you always use the latest stable version of Joomla to ensure all known bugs and security issues are fixed. To ensure full compatibility and website security verify that your server/hosting service meets the PHP requirements (below) when you try to install JoomShaper products.

PHP settings

The minimum and recommended PHP requirements*:

  • PHP 7.2 or PHP 7.3 (64 bit version)
  • MySQLi 5.5, 5.6 or 5.7 (suggested)
  • upload_max_filesize = 4M (or more)
  • memory_limit = 128MB (256MB suggested)
  • max_execution_time = 180 (300 suggested)
  • PHP upload_max_filesize = 4M or more
  • Magic Quotes GPC - Off
  • cURL library - your server must work with curl or url_fopen.
  • OpenSSL - must be enabled.
  • PHP file_get_contents() function - must be available/unlocked.

Note: Support for PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 ended a long time ago. Also, PHP 5.6 is only partly supported.

* Those values can be changed in php.ini or .htaccess file. Please contact your web hosting service provider to be sure that your server complies with the requirements or to ask them where/how to change PHP settings. There are some less demanding situations where Template and SPPB will perform quite well in weaker PHP settings.

Remember to restart Apache (localhost only) after configuration changes.


We suggest using the latest version of Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera, Brave, and Edge.
Please note, that support for MS Edge may be limited in some areas, because of technical restrictions.

Note! Internet Explorer version 10 and older are NOT supported anymore even by Microsoft company.