Installing Varbase

If you already have a local or hosted environment available for your use that meets Drupal 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 with Composer

Follow the steps below to install Varbase distribution for Drupal 9 on a local server.


  1. Composer package manager

  2. NPM package manager

  3. Yarn package manager


2 easy steps to install

  1. Run the following command:

    composer create-project Vardot/varbase-project:~9 YOUR_PROJECT --no-dev --no-interaction

    Composer will create a new directory called YOUR_PROJECT containing a docroot directory with a full Varbase codebase.

2. Point your browser to your localhost folder where you installed ran the command. You can then install Varbase as you install Drupal normally.

Installing Varbase with Lando

We recommend you install Varbase with Lando to start a new project.

Lando is a great local development environment for Drupal and other applications that vastly simplifies local development and DevOps so you can focus on the application, rather than the environment.

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Installing Varbase with DDEV

DDEV is an open source tool for launching local web development environments in minutes. It supports PHP and other languages.

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Deploy 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 Deploy Varbase on!

Or deploy it using the baseline Varbase template project.

Follow documentation on developing with Drupal and Varbase. See

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