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Beginning Backdrop CMS by Todd Tomlinson

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APPENDIX A: Installing Backdrop

This appendix walks through the process of downloading and installing Backdrop. It also describes Backdrop’s directory structure and file system. At the end of this appendix, you have the information necessary to successfully install Backdrop on a shared hosting environment and your local system.

System Requirements

The Backdrop team focused on minimizing the system requirements for Backdrop, making the platform a shared-hosting-friendly CMS. The base requirements for installing Backdrop are as follows:

  • PHP 5.3.2 or higher.

  • MySQL or MariaDB 5.0.15 or higher (with PDO).

  • Apache web server (recommended) versions (1.3) as well as stable versions (2.x) hosted on Unix/Linux, OS X, or Windows. Backdrop is also supported on ...

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