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For trying out TYPO3 CMS you need to have a fully configured and ready to use web server which meets the minimum system requirements.
If you do not have a web server and you are running a MS Windows on your local machine, you might want to try the TYPO3Winstaller, which will install a web server and TYPO3 CMS on your computer.
Make sure to have your database credentials ready.
Installing TYPO3 CMS Base System¶
First you will need to download and install the TYPO3 CMS Package. Follow the steps provided in the Quick Installation part of the Installation and Upgrade Guide.
Specifically, these are the steps you must perform:
Make sure your system is setup as described in System Requirements.
Install base system: It is recommended to use Composer for installing as described in Install TYPO3 via composer. As an alternative, you can install TYPO3 without Composer: Get and Unpack the TYPO3 Package.
After the base installation, you must follow the steps in The Install Tool.
Install the Introduction Package. During installation, the Introduction Package will create several example pages and content, it will configure the web site and add a website template using the Bootstrap Package.
The rest of this tutorial is based on the introduction package.