Before you start installing API Portal as a software installation, you must meet the following requirements.

Hardware requirements

The minimum hardware requirements are:

  • 2 Ghz Dual Core Intel Core or AMD Opteron or faster
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 40 GB free disk space

Software requirements

API Portal has the following requirements for software components:

Operating system

You must have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 or CentOS 7 installed.


You must have one of the following installed:

  • MySQL 5.6 or later
  • MariaDB 5.5.50 or later
  • Amazon RDS for MySQL

For details how to install a database using yum, see the following:

If your database is on a remote host, you must configure a MySQL client or a MariaDB client.

For more details, see following product documentation:


API Portal requires PHP 5.4 or later, but Joomla! recommends PHP 5.6 and shows a warning message for earlier PHP versions. You can safely ignore this warning message, if you do not want to update your PHP version.

In addition you must have the following PHP modules installed:

  • mod_php
  • php-common
  • php-mysqlnd
  • php-cli
  • php-gd
  • php-mcrypt
  • php-intl
  • php-mbstring
  • php-pdo
  • php-xml
  • php-json

Other software

API Portal also requires the following to be installed:

  • Apache 2.4 or later
  • OpenSSL

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