CakePHP is a free, open-source PHP framework that follows the model-view-controller (MVC) software architectural pattern. It provides a structured and efficient way to build web applications, making development faster and easier. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of installing CakePHP on Ubuntu 18.04.
Update System Packages
Open a terminal and enter the following commands to ensure that your system is up to date.
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
Install Apache and PHP
To run CakePHP, you need to have Apache web server and PHP installed on your system. Install them by running the following command.
sudo apt install apache2 php
Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP that allows you to easily install and manage dependencies required by your application. To install Composer, run the following command.
sudo apt install composer
Create a New CakePHP Application
Change to the Apache document root directory and create a new CakePHP application using Composer. Replace "myapp" with the desired name of your application.
composer create-project --prefer-dist cakephp/app myapp
Open the virtual host configuration file for the default site in a text editor.
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