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This page explains the various ways of installing Bolt. You can either use the command-line or your FTP-client to install it. There are different methods to install Bolt, but we recommend The "easy way", as the fastest way to get an installation of Bolt up and running.
- The "easy way": Using the command-line, to quickly set up a 'Composer based' Bolt installation, making use of the official distribution files.
Additionally, there are several installation options that suit any preferred workflow:
- The traditional way: Uploading the files manually, using (S)FTP.
- The composer way: Using
composer create-projector by creating your own
composer.jsonfile. for developers.
- The Bolt contributor way: Making a
git cloneand doing a direct checkout from our Github repository for Bolt core development.
- Integrating in your project: To bootstrap the Bolt application in code, integrating it completely in an existing project, see Creating your own Bootstrap.
Use one of the five methods described above to get the Bolt source files, and set them up on your web server. After you've done this, skip to the section for Setting up Bolt .