Technical requirements

Recommended software and hardware requirements.


Silva installs cross platform and is best installed using an automated install script called 'buildout'. Buildout has software dependencies that should be fulfilled. All information about installing Silva using buildout can be found in the Installing Silva with buildout section.


You can install Silva on your laptop and/or desktop computer, below are recommendations which should allow you to run a small Silva site comfortably. This can be used for developing, testing, and a small production site. Storage depends on how much content and which type of content you will store in the database or blob storage. If you know tons of binary assets will get stored the recommended storage will not suffice.

Recommended hardware

If performance would become a problem you can easily scale Silva to handle the increase in popularity of your site.