Tutorials / Running TYPO3 6.2 LTS

Appserver.io is a pretty cool and sophiscated infrastructure fully built upon the PHP stack. This makes it truely easy to develop and extend the platform. Appserver.io comes with a built in webserver module with PHP-FPM therefore it is possible to install any PHP-App you like and run it on that platform. The following guide shows you how easy it is to install appserver.io on a Mac and run TYPO3 6.2 on it.

Prerequisite: Up and running installation of MySQL

You will need a running installation of appserver.io (>= Version 1.0.0-rc3). If you are new to this project you can easily download and follow the installation guide for your specific OS.

After the setup has finished the appserver.io is up and running and you can call the welcome page with


By default, appserver.io is configured to run on port 9080 in order to not to affect any existing webserver installations. You can easily change that in the /opt/appserver/etc/appserver.xml just by going to section

<server name="http"

and change the port within that section for example to 80. After that restart the appserver.io which can be done with the following command.

sudo /opt/appserver/sbin/appserverctl restart

Of course there is no need to change the port if you only want to check out the capabilities of this unbelivable platform.


Download the latest TYPO3 Release from typo3.org.

To install TYPO3 we have now two options. The easiest way is to install TYPO3 without creating a vhost. Therefore you just unpack the TYPO3 source into your webrootfolder which in case of the appserver is always the webapps folder underneath /opt/appserver/webapps/. In that folder you will still find the already installed example app and of course the welcome page. We are just creating a folder with name „newtypo3“

cd /opt/appserver/webapps
mkdir newtypo3

and unpacking the source there.

After successfully unpacking the TYPO3 sources, use the TYPO3 installer just by opening a browser and calling the URL If you do so, TYPO3 will display the message to create the install file. You can do that just by creating an empty file in the TYPO3 Webroot.

touch /opt/appserver/webapps/newtypo3/FIRST_INSTALL

To go ahead with the installation process you have to rectify the file permissions in order for TYPO3 to create the necessary folders.

chmod -R 775 /opt/appserver/webapps/newtypo3/

After correcting the file permissions call the Installation Tool by using the URL mentioned before and you will get the main installer. There might be some warnings concerning the upload size and the php_max_execution time but there is no need to fix that now. Move on with the installation process and type in the MySQL login credentials. You can create a new database „typo3_newtest“ for example. After that create a backend user and you are all set.

Additional Infos

To correct the issues occurred during the installation you just have to change your PHP settings. If you are using the PHP-FPM delivered with appserver.io which is configured by default you will find the php.ini in:


After changing the ini, you have to restart the PHP-FPM with the following command:

sudo /opt/appserver/sbin/phpfpmctl restart

Installing with Virtual Host

As with any other Webserver using a vhost you first have to add the domain you like to use in your hosts file.

sudo vi /etc/hosts

Add the following lines there: typo3.local
::1 typo3.local
fe80::1%lo0 typo3.local

Afterwards you had to add the vhost to the webserver config of the appserver which you also find in the appserver.xml. You will find two nodes in the xml. The first is for the http and second for the https definitions. If don't need a SSL-Certificate just scroll to the the Section and add the following host configuration for TYPO3 there.

<virtualHost name="typo3.local">
		<param name="admin" type="string">
		<param name="documentRoot" type="string">
    	<rewrite condition="-d{OR}-f{OR}-l" target="" flag="L" />
		<rewrite condition="index\.php" target="" flag="L" />
		<rewrite condition="^(.+)\.(\d+)\.(php|js|css|png|jpg|gif|gzip)$" target="$1.$3" flag="L" />
		<rewrite condition="^/(typo3|t3lib|fileadmin|typo3conf|typo3temp|uploads|favicon\.ico)" target="" flag="L" />
		<rewrite condition="^typo3$" target="typo3/index_re.php" flag="L" />
		<rewrite condition=".*" target="index.php" flag="L" />

After adding the Vhost restart the appserver and you should also be able to request TYPO3 over the name based virtual host.