What is Grav and how to install it


Grav is a Fast, Simple, and Flexible file-based Web-platform. There is Zero installation required. Just extract the ZIP archive, and you are already up and running. Although Grav follows principles similar to other flat-file CMS platforms, it has a different design philosophy than most.

The underlying architecture of Grav is built using well established and best-in-class technologies. This is to ensure that Grav is simple to use and easy to extend.


focuses primarily on your content and turns your content structure into a navigable site. The underpinnings of Grav are simple, yet via extensive events, you have complete control over every step in the Grav workflow.


Grav is intentionally designed with few requirements. You can easily run Grav on your local computer, as well as 99% of all Web hosting providers. The Grav system requirements:

  • Web Server (Apache, Nginx, LiteSpeed, Lightly, IIS, etc.);
  • PHP 7.1.3 or higher;
  • That's it!

Grav is built with plain text files for your content. There is no database needed.

Let's install Grav

First download Grav, then unzip it and run it.

The final touch is to setup admin login credentials.

Well done! Now we have Grav installed. These are the admin panel and the default front page.

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