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Welcome to the DotKernel @VERSION@ release
DotKernel is a PHP Application Framework, built on top of Zend Framework 1 (ZF)
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For detailed changes, please see
DotKernel requires:
- APACHE or Nginx HTTP server
- PHP 7.2.0 or later
- MySQL 5.5 or later (MySQL 5.6.x recommended)
- Zend Framework 1.12.20
For more details, please see:
To install DotKernel, follow the steps below.
Note: It is important to follow the steps in the exact order below (especially steps 9, 10, 11).
1. Download dk7.php file to test that your environment meets DotKernel system requirements
2. Download a copy of DotKernel
3. Unzip the downloaded package. You should have a DotKernel-@VERSION@ directory
4. Upload the folder content to your web server
5. Create a MySQL database and import dot_kernel.sql file into it
6. Set your environment (production, staging or development) in .htaccess by using the APPLICATION_ENV variable. In DotKernel, the development
environment is set by default.
NOTE: You might want to disable the caching till you edit all the xml's you need, otherwise the changes will be ignored as the old xml data is still cached
7. Depending on your environment, edit the configuration file configs/application.ini to reflect the website url and the connection to the database
you created previously
NOTE: Make sure the database and the application.ini have the same collation set
8. Edit the seo.xml file (found in /configs/dots/) to reflect the website title, description and other seo information
9. Test the installation by opening the URL you set as your website. If you see the Home page, your DotKernel installation is completed.
10. Log In into admin module: with these credentials
username: admin
password: dot
11. Change your admin password:
Online documentation can be found at
If you have any questions about DotKernel, visit our website:
If you encounter any unexpected behavior of the application, please report the
issue in the DotKernel bug tracker:
You can grab latest DotKernel copy from:
Browse SVN repository:
DotKernel is Open Source, and released under Open Software License (OSL 3.0)
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