Roadiz is a web application running with PHP. It requires an HTTP server for static assets and SSH access with out/ingoing allowed connections. Here is a short summary of mandatory elements before installing Roadiz:
- Nginx or Apache, with a dedicated virtual host as described below.
- PHP 7.1+ required
- JSON needs to be enabled
- ctype needs to be enabled
- Your php.ini needs to have the
- You need to have at least version 2.6.21 of libxml
- PHP tokenizer needs to be enabled
- mbstring functions need to be enabled
- PHP OPcache + APCu (APC 3.0.17+ or another opcode cache needs to be installed)
- php.ini recommended settings
short_open_tag = Off
magic_quotes_gpc = Off
register_globals = Off
session.auto_start = Off
- MariaDB/MySQL/PostgreSQL or SQLite database (do not forget to install
php-xxxsqlextension according to your database driver flavor)
If you are using a shared hosting plan, make sure that your server’s SSH connection allows external connections. You can verify with a simple
If you get request timeouts, your hosting provider might be blocking your SSH connectivity.
You should consider using at least a VPS-like hosting.
If you really need to setup Roadiz on a simple shared-hosting plan, we encourage you to install it on your own computer and send it with SFTP/FTP (it might take a long time) or rsync it.
For Nginx users¶
If you are using Nginx, you don’t have to enable any extensions.
You only need to create your virtual host using our example file
For Apache users¶
If you are using Apache do not forget to enable these mods:
mod_rewrite: enabling Roadiz front-controller system.
mod_expires: enabling http cache headers on static assets.
And do not use built-in
mod_php, prefer PHP-FPM 😉!
/samples/apache.conf template to create your virtual host configuration file. It shows how to set rewrite and
secure private folders from being viewed from public visitors.
If you do not have access to your Apache virtual host configuration, you can use the built-in htaccess generator:
This command will generate
.htaccess files in each critical folder to enable PHP scripts or deny public access to forbidden folders.
bin/roadiz generate:htaccess is not needed anymore with Roadiz Standard edition as you will
configure your Apache/Nginx root to
web/ folder only. No source or configuration files will be
bin/: Contains the Roadiz CLI executable
app/: Contains every runtime resources from configuration to app cache and nodes-sources entities
cache/: Every cache file for Twig templates and Intervention Request images (this folder must be writable for PHP)
conf/: Your setup configuration file(s) (this folder must be writable for PHP)
gen-src/: Generated PHP code for Doctrine and your Node-types entities (this folder must be writable for PHP)
logs/: Monolog logs folder
files/: Private documents and font files root (this folder must be writable for PHP)
samples/: This folder contains useful configuration and example files for Apache or Nginx webservers
web/: Your website root, it contains your application entry-points and your public assets
files/: Public documents (this folder must be writable for PHP)
themes/: public assets mirror for each theme, this folder contains symlinks to your
themes/: Contains your themes and system themes such as Rozier and Install
vendor/: Dependencies folder managed by Composer