# System Requirements

Before starting the installation process, please make sure that your server meets the following requirements.

  • PHP 7.2.5 or newer
  • PDO MySQL PHP extension enabled
  • OpenSSL PHP extension enabled
  • Mbstring PHP extension enabled
  • Tokenizer PHP extension enabled
  • cURL PHP extension enabled
  • SSH Access

In order to use Shipboard built-in installer, use the command line to verify the PHP version. Run php -v to verify the php version. Please note that your web PHP and command line PHP versions might be different.