Shopware 6

Shopware is a open source e-commerce software powered by Symfony and Vue.js. The community edition is distributed under the MIT license. It’s the successor of Shopware 5.


For this guide you should be familiar with the basic concepts of


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We’re using PHP in the stable version 8.1:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools version show php
Using 'PHP' version: '8.1'
[isabell@stardust ~]$

You’ll need your MySQL credentials. Get them with my_print_defaults:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ my_print_defaults client
[isabell@stardust ~]$

Your shop URL needs to be setup:

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace web domain list
[isabell@stardust ~]$



Check the Shopware website for the latest release and copy the URL to the ZIP file. Replace the URL with the one you just copied.

[isabell@stardust ~]$ cd /var/www/virtual/$USER/
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ curl -o
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ unzip -d shopware
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ rm
[isabell@stardust isabell]$

Since Shopware uses the sub directory public/ as the DocumentRoot, you need to remove your DocumentRoot and create a symlink to the shopware/public/ directory:

[isabell@stardust isabell]$ rm -f html/nocontent.html; rmdir html
[isabell@stardust isabell]$ ln -s /var/www/virtual/$USER/shopware/public html
[isabell@stardust isabell]$


Point your browser to your domain, e.g. and follow the instructions to set up Shopware. We suggest you use an additional database. For example: isabell_shopware.


To configure PHP according to the Shopware system requirements, go to $HOME/etc/php.d/, create shopware.ini and add the following lines:

memory_limit = 512M
apc.enable_cli = 1
opcache.memory_consumption = 256


After setting these PHP parameters, restart PHP to activate the changes

[isabell@stardust ~]$ uberspace tools restart php
Your php configuration has been loaded.
[isabell@stardust ~]$



Check the update feed regularly to stay informed about the newest version.

Tested with Shopware, PHP 8.1 and Uberspace 7.13.0

Written by: Yannick Ihmels <>