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Quick Start Installation: OroCommerce Community Edition

  • Make sure that you have NodeJS installed.

  • OroCommerce Community Edition uses Composer to manage its dependencies. If you do not have Composer yet, download it and follow the steps provided in the installation documentation or simply run the following command:

    curl -s | php
  • Install project dependencies with Composer. If the installation is going too slow, you can use the –prefer-dist option. Run composer installation:

    composer install --prefer-dist --no-dev


    For Enterprise Editions, it is strongly recommended to use ElasticSearch as a search engine and RabbitMQ as a message queue broker in production environment.

  • Create the database with the name specified in the previous step (default name is b2b_crm_dev).

  • On some systems it might be necessary to temporarily increase memory_limit setting to 1 GB in php.ini configuration file for the duration of the installation process:



    After the installation is finished the memory_limit configuration can be changed back to the recommended value (512 MB or more).

  • Install the application and create the admin user with the web installation wizard by opening install.php in the browser or running the following CLI command:

    php app/console oro:install --env=prod


    If the installation process times out, add the –timeout=0 argument to the oro:install command.

  • Configure the Web Socket server process and the Message Queue consumer process in Supervisor:

    command=/path/to/app/console clank:server --env=prod
    command=/path/to/app/console oro:message-queue:consume --env=prod


    Replace <oro_application> with orocrm, orocommerce, or platform.

    or run them manually:

    php /path/to/app/console clank:server --env=prod
    php /path/to/app/console oro:message-queue:consume --env=prod


    The port used by Web Socket must be open in the firewall for outgoing/incoming connections.

  • Configure crontab:

    */1 * * * * /path/to/app/console oro:cron --env=prod

    or scheduled tasks execution to run the command below every minute:

    php /path/to/app/console oro:cron --env=prod


    app/console is a path from the project root folder. Please make sure you are using the full path for crontab configuration if you are running console command from a different location.

Installation Notes

Configuration of used PHP Accelerator must be compatible with with Symfony and Doctrine and should support DOCBLOCKs.

Note that the port used by the WebSocket server must be open in firewall for outgoing/incoming connections.

MySQL Configuration

Use SSD storage in production environment, as using MySQL 5.6 on HDD is potentially risky.

Recommended configuration for this case:

innodb_file_per_table = 0

Ensure that the timeout has a default value.

wait_timeout = 28800

See Optimizing InnoDB Disk I/O for more information.

The default MySQL character set utf8 uses a maximum of three bytes per character and contains only BMP characters. The utf8mb4 character set uses a maximum of four bytes per character and supports supplemental characters (e.g. emojis). It is recommended to use utf8mb4 character set in your app/config.yml:

                driver:       "%database_driver%"
                host:         "%database_host%"
                port:         "%database_port%"
                dbname:       "%database_name%"
                user:         "%database_user%"
                password:     "%database_password%"
                charset:      utf8mb4
                    charset: utf8mb4
                    collate: utf8mb4_unicode_ci
                    row_format: dynamic

Using utf8mb4 might have side effects. MySQL indexes have a default limit of 767 bytes, so any indexed fields with varchar(255) will fail when inserted, because utf8mb4 can have 4 bytes per character (255 * 4 = 1020 bytes), thus the longest data can be 191 (191 * 4 = 764 < 767). To be able to use any 4 byte charset all indexed varchars should be at most varchar(191).

To overcome the index size issue the server can be configured to have large index size by enabling sysvar_innodb_large_prefix.

However, innodb_large_prefix requires some additional settings to work:

  • innodb_default_row_format=DYNAMIC (you may also enable it per connection as in the config above)
  • innodb_file_format=Barracuda
  • innodb_file_per_table=1 (see above performance issues with this setting)

More details about this issue can be found here.

Web Server Configuration

OroCommerce Community Edition is based on the Symfony standard application, so the web server configuration recommendations are the same.


Recommended configuration:


See Symfony Performance.

Using Redis for application caching

To use Redis for application caching, follow the corresponding configuration instructions.

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