Legacy Installation

This guide details how TYPO3 can be installed without using Composer. This method of installation is now considered out of date, users are strongly encouraged to use the Composer based Installing TYPO3

Installing on a Unix Server

  1. Download TYPO3’s source package from https://get.typo3.org/:

    /var/www/site/$ wget --content-disposition https://get.typo3.org/11
    

    Ensure that the package is one level above the web server’s document root.

  2. Unpack the typo3_src-11.3.x.tar.gz:

    /var/www/site/$ tar xzf typo3_src-11.3.x.tar.gz
    

    Note that the x in the extracted folder will be replaced with the latest bugfix version of TYPO3.

  3. Create the following symlinks in the document root:

    cd public
    ln -s ../typo3_src-11.3.x typo3_src
    ln -s typo3_src/index.php index.php
    ln -s typo3_src/typo3 typo3
    

Important

Make sure to upload the whole TYPO3 source directory including the vendor directory, otherwise you will miss important dependencies.

  1. This will then create the following structure:

    ├── typo3_src-11.3.x/
    ├── public/
    ├── ── typo3_src -> ../typo3_src-11.3.x/
    ├── ── typo3 -> typo3_src/typo3/
    ├── ── index.php -> typo3_src/index.php
    

Installing on a Windows Server

  1. Download TYPO3’s source package from https://get.typo3.org/ and extract the .zip file on the web server.

    Ensure that the package is one level above the web server’s document root.

  2. Use the shell to create the following symlinks in the document root:

    cd public
    mklink /d typo3_src ..\typo3_src-11.3.x
    mklink /d typo3 typo3_src\typo3
    mklink index.php typo3_src\index.php
    
  3. This will then create the following structure:

    ├── typo3_src-11.3.x/
    ├── public/
    ├── ── typo3_src -> ../typo3_src-11.3.x/
    ├── ── typo3 -> typo3_src/typo3/
    ├── ── index.php -> typo3_src/index.php
    

Completing The Installation

After the source package has been extracted and the symlinks created, visit the Access TYPO3 via web browser to complete the installation.