TYPO3 v8 has reached its end-of-life March 31st, 2020 and is not maintained by the community anymore. Looking for a stable version? Use the version switch on the top left.
You can order Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) here: TYPO3 ELTS.
Configuring the Server¶
Since TYPO3 is written in the PHP scripting language, you will need a web server like Apache with PHP. For the appropriate PHP version, look at "system requirements" at the TYPO3 download page. (https://get.typo3.org/) Additionally TYPO3 requires a SQL database for data storage. If you don't have a local development server yet, we recommend the XAMPP package (http://www.apachefriends.org/xampp.html). It will install Apache, PHP, MySQL and other useful tools on all established operating systems (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X). Now you can install TYPO3 on your test system.
For production systems you are advised to enable the PHP Opcode Cache.