About Craft CMS

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Craft is a flexible, user-friendly CMS for creating custom digital experiences on the web—and beyond.

People who use Craft love its…

You can learn all about it at craftcms.com (opens new window).

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The documentation has been rearranged a bit for this release, in order to better highlight the breadth of Craft’s features and consolidate technical material:

# Tech Specs

Craft is a self-hosted PHP application, built on Yii 2 (opens new window). It can connect to MySQL and PostgreSQL databases for content storage. Server-side rendering is powered by Twig (opens new window), and headless applications have access to content via a GraphQL API.

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Craft runs best on the latest PHP and MySQL or Postgres versions, but can be configured to work on most modern hosting platforms.

# Diving In

Here are some great ways to begin your journey with Craft:

# Resources