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Installing webtrees

You should be able to install webtrees on most web-servers. The setup process will check that your server has all the necessary libraries and features installed. If you prefer, you can read the detailed requirements.

Installation steps

  • Check the version of PHP on your server.
  • For PHP 7.1 and later, download webtrees-2.0.7.zip.
  • For PHP 7.0 and earlier download webtrees-1.7.17.zip.
  • Unpack this file on your computer. You should have a folder called webtrees.
  • Upload the contents of the webtrees folder to a folder on your web server.
  • Visit your site in your web-browser, and follow the instructions.
  • After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to create or import your first family tree.

Server-specific documentation

If you use one of the hosts or platforms listed below, there are some additional things you should know.

Third-party installers

There are a number of unofficial third-party installers and pre-built packages. If you have any problems with these installers, please contact the provider directly.

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