22 October 2009


Congratulations, you've just installed Symphony! Before you jump out of your chair for a celebratory dance, we've got a little cleaning up to do:

  1. First, delete the (/install) folder. If you used an FTP client to upload your files, just select the file and delete it. If you used the command line, `cd` to the root of your Symphony installation and do: rm install.php.
  2. Second, be sure to tighten up the folder permissions you adjusted in Step 3. Exact settings will depend on your server environment, but the permissions on your root directory and your symphony/ directory should be fairly restrictive (try something like 755). Then set manifest/ and workspace/ to 775 (make the workspace/ permissions recursive, so they apply to its subdirectories as well).
    chmod 755 symphony .
    chmod -R 775 manifest
    chmod -R 775 workspace

Now you can dance (try not to embarrass yourself too badly). When you're finished, log into your Symphony admin interface ( and look around. The real fun is about to begin...

What to do Next
  • Check out the Beginner's Guide, which will point you directly to the resources that are most helpful for those just getting to know the system.
  • Join the community so you can ask questions and get help from other Symphonists.
  • Beef up your installation with Symphony extensions

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Server Requirements

  • PHP 5.3-5.6 or 7.0-7.3
  • PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
  • MySQL 5.5 or above
  • An Apache or Litespeed webserver
  • Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent

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