We recommend using CommandBox to quickly spin up a Preside server to try it out. To get started this way, you'll need CommandBox and a MySQL instance running. Detailed instructions can be found here:
If you need or want to setup a server manually yourself, direct downloads are available at downloads.presidecms.com. You can find specific versions there and also the very latest stable and bleeding edge downloads:
We have a guide to setting up your own server ready for hosting Preside applications on our documentation site:
Further reading and resources
The documentation can be found at https://docs.presidecms.com. Here you will find detailed developer guides on a wide range of topics.
The community forum can also be a good source of knowledge and a place to share ideas. it can be found at: https://community.preside.org.