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These requirements are provided by almost all hosting companies:
- PHP 7.4 or higher
- PHP extensions
- Database: MariaDB or MySQL
- Webserver (nginx, Apache with mod_rewrite)
- A free subdomain (use in subdirectory is not supported)
- A modern browser
Installation with SSH
The recommended way to install Kimai is to use
composer directly on the target system.
At this stage, it’s not possible to install Kimai by downloading a ZIP file and uploading the files to your web server. This is because Composer needs to run on the command line.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you need a VPS. Some shared hosts give you SSH access, through which you should be able to install Composer and Kimai just fine.
Full installation instructions can be found in our
A development version is the latest package we are currently working on, also referred to as the Git
It will have new features and bugfixes included (see demo site), but it might not be as stable as an official release.
Experienced Kimai users can help us to test, by installing the development version
and leaving feedback if you encounter any problems.