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Ready-made configuration snippets

In some cases, it is helpful or even required for proper website operation to adapt your web application’s configuration to the freistilbox hosting environment. To simplify setting up this configuration, freistilbox provides you with CMS-specific configuration snippets that you should integrate into your own application settings.

Since these configuration snippets are stored in a subdirectory named config on the same level as the docroot directory of your web application, you simply include these snippets in your application configuration file using a relative path like this:


Which configuration files are available for which CMS is laid out in detail below.

If you insert the require_once statement at the beginning of your configuration file, you risk that its settings get overridden further down in your configuration file, which can lead to unexpected behaviour. That’s why we recommend appending the require_once at the end of your configuration file.

Drupal configuration

Drupal-specific configuration snippets are stored in the directory ../config/drupal/.

The following configuration files are available. In their file names, replace «version» with a shortcut for the Drupal version the website uses. freistilbox supports the shortcuts “d6”, “d7” and “d8”.

  • settings-«version»-site.php – General website settings, for example reverse_proxy_addresses and Twig cache directory
  • settings-«version»-dbXXX.php – Database configuration. Replace dbXXX with the database name as listed on the freistilbox Dashboard.
  • settings-«version»-memcache.php – Memcached configuration. See “How do I enable memcached?” for details.

There is also a settings-«version»-site-beta.php that extends the site snippet with settings we make available ahead of global release.

The minimum configuration for running a Drupal website on freistilbox consists of the settings-...-site.php and settings-...-dbXXX.php snippets. The following example shows how to include them in a Drupal 8 website that is connected to database db123.

// Drupal 8 settings.php
// Include configuration snippets at the end

Please note that the admin interface of your web application will not reflect settings from these include files. If you need to check the actual configuration values, take a look at the snippet files themselves or use Drush.

WordPress configuration

At this time, we don’t provide configuration snippets for WordPress. Please contact our support team if you need help configuring your WordPress application.