DXA requires installation of the following SDL Web Software components :

  1. Content Manager
  2. Experience Manager
  3. Content Data Store
  4. Content Service
  5. Deployer Service
  6. Context Service
  7. Discovery Service

But why does DXA require XPM to be installed?

1 Answer 1


Experience Manager doesn’t have to be installed, but DXA has built-in support for XPM. This obviously won’t work if you don’t install XPM.

But, again, it is perfectly possible to use DXA without XPM.

  • oh yes i missed it . In SDL DXA docs it is mentioned DXA requires installation of this components. Thanks for your answer
    – k951
    Aug 1, 2018 at 9:53
  • Is there a reason to not install XPM? Aug 3, 2018 at 9:05
  • nope alvin just it crossed my mind so posted question on that..
    – k951
    Aug 13, 2018 at 10:41

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