Before you install Shopware 6, you should check that your server meets the system requirements. In this article we will show you what requirements your server should have and how you can easily check this with the Shopware Migration Wizard (only for Shopware 5).
Shopware generally supports most Unix-based operating systems. From experience we recommend to install Shopware 6 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or macOS Mojave 10.14.
7.2 or higher
memory_limit 512M or higher
max_execution_time 30 seconds or higher
Composer 1.6 or higher
MySQL 5.7.21 or higher
MariaDB 10.3 or higher
In each case with the configuration group_concat_max_len=320000
Node.js 8.10.0 or higher
NPM 6.5.0 or higher
Apache 2.4 or higher with active mod-rewrite
Zend Opcache 256M or higher
APCu 128M or higher
Webserver with HTTP2 support
For database administration we recommend Adminer (https://www.adminer.org/) because it has better support for binary data types.
If you are migrating from Shopware 5, the Shopware Migration Wizard will help you verify that the server of your current Shopware 5 installation and installed plugins meet the requirements to be migrated to Shopware 6. You can find the Shopware Migration Wizard for your Shopware 5 installation in the Shopware Plugin Store.
After you have installed and activated the plugin, reload the backend once. Click on the question mark symbol in the menu bar to find the Shopware 6 Update Check menu item.
The Requirements tab shows you which requirements for Shopware 6 your server currently already meets, and where you should configure your server before migration.
The tab Plugins shows you for your installed plugins whether they are also available for Shopware 6 and the configurations can be adopted.