How to Install CakePHP on CentOS 8


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Installing CakePHP on CentOS 8

CakePHP is a powerful and popular open-source PHP framework that follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) approach. It provides an efficient and structured way to develop web applications, helping developers save time and effort.

To install CakePHP on CentOS 8, follow the steps below:

$ sudo dnf install curl php-cli php-mbstring git unzip
$ cd ~
$ curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer -o composer-setup.php
$ sudo php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer
$ composer --version
$ cd /var/www/html
$ composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app myapp
$ sudo vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/cakephp.conf

Add the following lines to the configuration file:

    ServerName myapp.local
    DocumentRoot /var/www/html/myapp/webroot

        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted

    ErrorLog /var/log/httpd/myapp_error.log
    CustomLog /var/log/httpd/myapp_access.log combined

Save the file and exit your editor.

$ sudo systemctl enable httpd
$ sudo systemctl start httpd
  1. Install LAMP Stack: CakePHP requires a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP) stack to run. First, install the stack by following these instructions: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-centos-8.
  2. Install Composer: Composer is a dependency manager for PHP that is required by CakePHP. Install Composer by executing the following commands in your terminal:
  3. Create a CakePHP Project: Once Composer is installed, create a new CakePHP project by running the following command:
  4. Configure Apache: Configure your Apache virtual host to point to the CakePHP project directory. Edit the Apache configuration file:
  5. Enable and Start Apache: Enable and start Apache with the following commands:
  6. Access Your CakePHP Application: Open a web browser and visit http://myapp.local (replace myapp.local with your server's hostname or IP address). You should now see the default CakePHP homepage.

That's it! You have successfully installed CakePHP on CentOS 8.

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