On-premises installation prerequisites

Before you install Adobe Commerce, you must do the following:

  • Set up one or more hosts that meet the system requirements.
  • If you are setting up more than one web node with load balancing, set up and test that part of your system before you install the application.
  • Make sure you can back up your entire system at various points during the installation so that you can roll it back if there are issues.
We assume you are installing the Adobe Commerce in a development environment, that you have root user access to the machine, and that the machine does not need to be highly secure. If you are setting up a more secure machine, we strongly recommend you consult a network administrator for additional assistance.

We strongly recommend you update and upgrade your operating system software. These upgrades can provide security and software fixes that might prevent future problems. Do not know what any of this means? Check out our installation overview page.

Enter the following commands as a user with root privileges:

  • Ubuntu

    code language-bash
    apt-get update
    code language-bash
    apt-get upgrade
  • CentOS

    code language-bash
    yum -y update
    code language-bash
    yum -y upgrade

Prerequisite check

To check your system for prerequisites, enter the following commands:


CentOS: httpd -v

Ubuntu: apache2 -v

Adobe Commerce supports Apache version 2.4 as the following result indicates:

Server version: Apache/2.4.0 (Unix)
Server built:   Jul 23 2017 14:17:29

To install or upgrade Apache, see Apache.


See system requirements for supported versions of PHP and PHP for PHP requirements.


Check that you have a compatible version of MySQL for the version of Adobe Commerce you are installing. See System requirements for supported versions.

mysql -u <database root user or database owner name> -p

For example:

mysql -u magento -p

The following result indicates the version that you are running.

Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 871
Server version: 5.7.9 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

Copyright (c) 2000, 2019, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective

Type help or \h for help. Type \c to clear the current input statement.

Enter exit at the mysql> prompt to exit.

To install or upgrade MySQL, see MySQL.

Search engine

To verify your OpenSearch installation:

curl -XGET '<opensearch-hostname>:<opensearch-port>'

To verify your Elasticsearch installation:

curl -XGET '<elasticsearch-hostname>:<elasticsearch-port>'

For example:

curl -XGET 'localhost:9200'
  "name" : "Z0S2B05",
  "cluster_name" : "elasticsearch_myname",
  "cluster_uuid" : "V-kpikRJQHudN-Wzdt-IrQ",
  "version" : {
    "number" : "6.8.7",
    "build_flavor" : "oss",
    "build_type" : "tar",
    "build_hash" : "c63e621",
    "build_date" : "2020-02-26T14:38:01.193138Z",
    "build_snapshot" : false,
    "lucene_version" : "7.7.2",
    "minimum_wire_compatibility_version" : "5.6.0",
    "minimum_index_compatibility_version" : "5.0.0"
  "tagline" : "You Know, for Search"