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TYPO3 is a PHP web content management system written, boasting extensions, advanced localization, scalability, and its open source nature. By making a distinction between the frontend and the backend, content visible to site visitors and administrators is innately abstracted. TYPO3 makes heavy use of extensions to supplement the core features with common, compartmentalized enhancements.


VersionEOMPHP versionMySQL versionRelease Date
6.2 LTS2017-045.3.7-5.6.x5.1.x-5.6.x2014-03-25
7 LTS2018-115.5 - 7.15.5+2015-11-10
8 LTS2020-037.0 - 7.15.5+2017-04-04

Classic installation on a Unix server

Get the Source Package from http://typo3.org/download/ and upload this package to your web server. Put it one level above the document root.

For this manual, we will use the .tar.gz file. Use the shell to execute the according commands:

/var/www/site/htdocs/$ cd ..
/var/www/site/$ wget get.typo3.org/7.6 -O typo3_src-7.6.x.tar.gz

Unpack the typo3_src-7.6.x.tar.gz file on your web server:

/var/www/site/$ tar -xzf typo3_src-7.6.x.tar.gz

Create these symlinks in your document root:

cd htdocs
ln -s ../typo3_src-7.6.x typo3_src
ln -s typo3_src/typo3 typo3
ln -s typo3_src/index.php index.php


TYPO3 is the leading enterprise content management system. It focuses on providing the features that professionals need to build and maintain large and/or complicated websites across multiple devices (mobile and desktop).


  • Open Source
  • Multilingual
  • Frequent security updates - safety first
  • Manage as many websites as you want from a single installation
  • Highly extendable through a large library of free third-party extensions.
  • Expandable through its API based framework
  • Professional support by numerous hosting companies, web agencies and freelancers

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