Installing Varbase

If you already have a local or hosted environment available for your use that meets Drupal 8’s system requirements and/or Varbase's system requirements including working versions of Apache, MySQL, and PHP, you’re ready to install Varbase.

Installing Varbase Locally

Follow the steps below to install Varbase distribution for Drupal 8 on a local server.


  1. Composer package manager

  2. NPM package manager


3 easy steps to install

  1. From a command prompt window, navigate to your web server directory: cd /path/to/webserver_directory

  2. Run the following command: composer create-project Vardot/varbase-project YOUR_PROJECT --no-dev --no-interaction Composer will create a new directory called YOUR_PROJECT containing a docroot directory with a full Varbase codebase.

  3. You can then install Varbase as you install Drupal normally.

Installing Varbase on

You can install Varbase on and enjoy 30 days free trial for new users!

Follow this link to provision your Varbase instance on

Or deploy it using the baseline Varbase template project.

Follow documentation on developing with Drupal 8 and Varbase. See