There are different ways to get Apache Sling running. You can either use Docker, download a distribution or build it from source.
The easiest way to get Apache Sling running is to use Docker. If you don't have Docker installed you can skip to the next section.
We maintain a docker image of our latest release at Apache Sling Docker Image.
The simplest command to launch Sling is:
docker run -p 8080:8080 -v /tmp/sling:/opt/sling/sling apache/sling
This will start the latest Apache Sling distribution and mount the Sling directory to /tmp/sling on your machine. Make sure that your docker configuration allows this or change to a different directory.
Another option is to download the latest released Apache Sling standalone application from our Downloads section. Once you have downloaded the application make sure that you have Java 8 or later installed and run Sling with:
java -jar org.apache.sling.starter-11.jar
Starting the Sling application creates the Sling directory name sling in the same directory from where you started the above command.
Once Sling is started, you can access Sling at http://localhost:8080. Starting Sling might take some seconds, so if you get an error in your browser that some service is missing, simply reload the page a little bit later.
The Sling directory contains a directory logs. This directory contains all the log files created by Sling. The main log file is called error.log.
We're on the way to update the documentation to make it more easy to get in touch with Sling. We recommend you read through following topics to get as fast as possible into Sling: