Why Kirby CMS?

Kirby works with text files and folders. This gives users a great sense of control and developers get an elegant set of tools, which are easy to use and extend.

You are in full control with files and folders

Kirby CMS is awesome

Easy communication

Communication between users and developers is easy because we already know how to work with files and folders, it’s a structure that needs little explanation.

Quick and easy installation

A ‘no database’ set up makes installation quick and easy, it’s just a matter of uploading a folder.


Because there is no connection to a database, pages load quickly.

Easy editing

You can work with your favorite text editor or use the Kirby Panel to edit your files online.

Simple backups

Just drag your content folder to your backup disk/service.

Highly portable

Using your content folder on your own computer, using text and images for other purposes or switching webhosts: it’s all quick and easy.


Kirby has low requirements for your webhost:

  • PHP 5.3+, Apache (webserver)
  • URL rewriting (mod_rewrite)
  • PHP mbstring extension for UTF-8 support

btw: Working with Kirby CMS is fun!