System requirements

Textpattern CMS runs on virtually any contemporary web hosting product you throw at it as long as the minimum system requirements are matched.

Minimum system requirements

Textpattern 4.6 requires a web server with:

  • PHP 5.3.3+.
  • MySQL 4.1+.
  • The PHP mysqli extensions.
  • The PHP XML extension and JSON extension (both included by default in PHP).
  • Your php.ini file needs to contain a date.timezone setting.
  • Your MySQL user responsible for communicating with the database requires at minimum the following grant privileges: SELECT, CREATE, ALTER, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, DROP, INDEX, LOCK TABLES. Some plugins may additionally require: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES, CREATE VIEW.

Recommended system requirements

In addition to the above minimum requirements, we recommend the following:

  • PHP 5.4+ in mod_php or fastcgi mode
  • MySQL 5
  • PHP extensions:
  • Apache 1.3+ or 2.0+ with mod_rewrite
  • A Unix server OS with locale support

Textpattern CMS probably works on any web server that supports PHP (including PHP7.x).

It is reported to work well on IIS and Lighttpd. Clean URLs are possible on those systems, with the right configuration, but are not officially supported.