To work, Azuriom simply requires a web server with PHP having at least 100 MB of disk space and the following requirements:

  • PHP 7.2 or newer
  • URL Rewrite
  • Write/Read permissions on storage/ and bootstrap/cache/.
  • BCMath PHP Extension
  • Ctype PHP Extension
  • JSON PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension
  • cURL PHP Extension
  • GD2 PHP Extension
  • Zip PHP Extension

It's also highly recommended having a MySQL/MariaDB or PostgreSQL database.

Requirements installations

If you are using a VPS or a dedicated server, it will probably be necessary to install yourself Nginx, PHP and MySQL. This can be done with the following commands :

apt update && apt upgrade

apt install nginx zip curl

apt install lsb-release apt-transport-https ca-certificates
wget -O /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/php.gpg
echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/php.list
apt update
apt install php7.4 php7.4-fpm php7.4-mysql php7.4-pgsql php7.4-sqlite php7.4-bcmath php7.4-mbstring php7.4-xml php7.4-curl php7.4-zip php7.4-gd

Once the requirements are installed, you must configure the web server. Explanations are available at the bottom of this page.

{info} If you prefer, you can also use this unofficial auto-install script which will install all the prerequisites automatically.


Azuriom can be installed in two different ways:

  • Automatically through the installer (recommended for most users).
  • Manually via Composer (recommended for experienced users, or those wishing to contribute to Azuriom).

Automatic Installation

  1. Download the latest version of the Azuriom installer on our website.

  2. Extract the archive at the root of your website.

  3. Set write/read permissions to the root of your web server:

    chmod -R 755 /var/www/azuriom

    (just replace /var/www/azuriom with the site location)

    If the current user is not the web server user, it may be necessary to change the owner of the files:

    chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/azuriom

    (replace /var/www/azuriom with the site location and www-data with the web server user)

  4. Go to and follow the steps of installation.

Manual Installation

{warn} Warning, unless you know what you are doing it is highly recommended using the automatic installation!

  1. Clone the GitHub repository or download a release.

    git clone
  2. Copy the .env.example file to .env and specify the database connection information.

  3. Set write/read permissions to the storage/, bootstrap/cache/, resources/themes/ and plugins/ folders:

    chmod -R 755 storage bootstrap/cache resources/themes plugins

    If the current user is not the web server user, it may be necessary to change the owner of the files:

    chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/azuriom

    (replace var/www/azuriom with the site location and www-data with the web server user)

  4. Install the dependencies with Composer:

    composer install

    *If you are using Azuriom in production, you can optimize the autoloader of Composer using this command: composer install --optimize-autoloader --no-dev

  5. Generate the secret key:

    php artisan key:generate
  6. Setup the database:

    php artisan migrate --seed
  7. Create the storage symlink

    php artisan storage:link
  8. Create an admin account (Optional but recommended):

    php artisan user:create --admin
  9. Configure your web server to point to the public/ folder (Optional but highly recommended)

  10. Setup the scheduler (Optional but recommended): You need to configure your web server to run the php artisan schedule:run command every minute, for example by adding a Cron entry:

    * * * * * cd /var/www/azuriom && php artisan schedule:run >> /dev/null 2>&1

    This can be done by modifying the crontab configuration with the crontab -e command (just replace var/www/azuriom by the site location).

Web server configuration

Apache 2

If you are using Apache 2, it may be necessary to enable url rewriting.

To do this, first enable the "rewrite" mod:

a2enmod rewrite

Then you need to modify the /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf file and add the following lines between the <VirtualHost> tags (replacing var/www/azuriom by site location) to allow URL rewrite:

<Directory "/var/www/azuriom">
    Options FollowSymLinks
    AllowOverride All
    Require all granted

Finally, you just need to restart Apache 2:

service apache2 restart


If you are deploying Azuriom on a server that uses Nginx, you can use the following configuration:

server {
    listen 80;
    root /var/www/azuriom/public;

    add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
    add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
    add_header X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff";

    index index.html index.htm index.php;

    charset utf-8;

    location / {
        try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

    location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
    location = /robots.txt  { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

    error_page 404 /index.php;

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.4-fpm.sock;
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $realpath_root$fastcgi_script_name;
        include fastcgi_params;

    location ~ /\.(?!well-known).* {
        deny all;

This config must be placed in a site in site-available and not in the nginx.conf.

Just remember to replace with your domain, /var/www/azuriom with the location of the site and php7.4 with your PHP version.