Concrete5 Hosting – Web App Overview

Building a website and managing it are two different tasks, and Concrete5 lets you wear both hats with ease.

Unlike other popular CMS wherein add-ons (such as themes, plugins, etc.) are created by 3rd party developers, Concrete5 has a self-controlled built-in marketplace for add-ons. This option lessens compatibility issues and simplifies the design and build process.

The platform has out-of-the-box functions catering for most types of websites.

Who uses Concrete5?

  • Online magazines and newspapers
  • eCommerce sites
  • Extranets and Intranets
  • Government web sites
  • Small business web sites
  • Non-profit and organization web sites
  • Community-based portals
  • Church, club and team web sites
  • Personal or family homepages
  • Marketing focused sites for a corporation
  • Any school, college or university web site


  • Free, Powerful and Extendable
  • Intuitive Editing, no creative limits or coding needed
  • SEO friendly
  • Mobile Optimized & Responsive
  • Modular Building & Templates
  • Create Forms and Collect Data
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Totally Customizable Blog
  • Completely Integrated Commenting System
  • Access Control, users, and permissions
  • Content Workflow
  • Social Media, social share plugin
  • Advanced Security
  • No Hassle Support

Feature Index is found here.

A closer look at Concrete5

In December 2017, Concrete5 8.3.1 was announced as the newest version of the platform. It came with improvements to the process for multilingual sites, behavioral upgrades, and bug fixes.

Try a demo and experience Concrete5.

Websites using Concrete5

There are about 100,000 active sites using Concrete5, and around 3,000 of them are from Australia (source:

Here are some Concrete5-powered sites:

Hosting Requirements

Concrete5 version 8 minimum requirements:

  • PHP 5.5.9+ (PHP 5.6 or 7 recommended.)
  • The following PHP extensions:
    • MySQL (with PDO extensions)
    • DOM
    • SimpleXML
    • iconv
    • GD Library with Freetype
    • Fileinfo
    • Mbstring
    • CURL
    • Mcrypt
    • ZipArchive (For automatic updates and community functionality)
  • PHP Safe Mode Off
  • PHP Memory Limit at least 64 MB (more might be required for the processing and handling of large image files.)
  • MySQL 5.1.5 or Higher, or MariaDB
  • MySQL InnoDB Table Support
(Accurate at the time of writing)

Getting started with Concrete5

You can install Concrete5 app on Hosting Cloud via the One Click Application Installer. You can also download it directly from their official website. Just follow the step-by-step guide.


Publisher: Concrete5
Category: Blog / CMS
Initial release: 2003
Language: PHP
Dev/s: Concrete CMS Inc.
License: MIT software license
Price: Free

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