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Getting Started » Requirements

The system requirements for Bolt are modest, and it should run on any fairly modern webserver:

The PHP installation has a few additional requirements. On most servers these are default settings, and Bolt should work out-of-the-box.

Note: The following PHP modules are known to conflict with Bolt and it's underlying Symfony components, and must be disabled:

Note: A Bolt server must be accessible by a host name, or fully qualified domain name (FQDN), otherwise authentication will not work. Using `localhost` as the host name should also work. For developing sites, it is often useful to add a custom host name for the development server to your local computer's hosts file.

Browser requirements

The Bolt backend was designed and built to work optimally in any modern browser.

Desktop browsers:

Mobile browsers:

Note: These requirements are completely separated for websites that are built with Bolt. The templates that Bolt uses, are developed the way you want them to be.

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