What are the system requirements for Kirby

Kirby runs on PHP 5.6+, Apache 2 or nginx. Lighthttpd should be doable but is not officially supported.

Kirby has been successfully tested on MAMP, XAMPP and PHP's built-in server for local installations.

Kirby is not compatible with IIS.

The Kirby Panel works great with any modern browser starting with Internet Explorer 10.

Do I need a special hosting provider for Kirby?

No! Kirby has been successfully tested on many hosting providers world wide. The low requirements make it the perfect tool for cheap shared hosting as well as dedicated servers or VPS. Feel free to test-drive Kirby on your server or hosting package if you want to make sure Kirby fits.

Will updates be free?

Minor updates of Kirby (i.e. 2.1 to 2.2) will be free.
Users with an older license will get a discount for major upgrades (i.e. 2.x to 3.0).

Do you offer student discounts?

We don't offer student discounts anymore. The new personal licenses are now available for all students at the same price of the old Kirby 1 student discounts.

Do you offer volume discounts?

We offer the following volume discounts for the professional license. They are automatically applied in the store when you purchase multiple licenses.

Volume EUR Dollar
1 - 4 79,00 € $89.00
5 - 9 69,00 € $78.00
10 - 24 59,00 € $67.00
25 - 49 49,00 € $56.00
50 - 99 40,00 € $45.00
100+ 30,00 € $33.00

We don't offer volume discounts for the personal license.

How can I pay for a license?

Fastspring currently supports all major credit cards or Paypal. If you are a client from the US you can also pay with Amazon Checkout, check or Money Order.

What's the difference between a personal and a professional license?

The personal license may only be used for personal and non-commercial projects. For example your blog, as long as it is not generating any income via advertisement.

The personal license does not include any support via email and there are no available volume discounts.

The professional license is valid for any non-personal or commercial project. With a professional license you can contact us via email if you run into any issues during the installation for example. We also offer great volume discounts for the professional license.

Can I run additional websites with a single license?

No. A license is valid for a single Kirby installation, running on a single domain. If you plan to add additional installations (i.e. under additional subdomains or subfolders) you need to purchase licenses for each of those installations.