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FrankenPHP: Modern App Server for PHP


FrankenPHP is a modern application server for PHP built on top of the Caddy web server.

FrankenPHP gives superpowers to your PHP apps thanks to its stunning features: Early Hints, worker mode, real-time capabilities, automatic HTTPS, HTTP/2, and HTTP/3 support...

FrankenPHP works with any PHP app and makes your Symfony and Laravel projects faster than ever thanks to the provided integration with the worker mode.

FrankenPHP can also be used as a standalone Go library to embed PHP in any app using net/http.

Learn more on and in this slide deck:


Getting Started


docker run -v $PWD:/app/public \
    -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 443:443/udp \

Go to https://localhost, and enjoy!


Do not attempt to use Use localhost and accept the self-signed certificate. Use the SERVER_NAME environment variable to change the domain to use.

Standalone Binary

If you prefer not to use Docker, we provide standalone FrankenPHP binaries for Linux and macOS containing PHP 8.3 and most popular PHP extensions: Download FrankenPHP

To serve the content of the current directory, run:

./frankenphp php-server

You can also run command-line scripts with:

./frankenphp php-cli /path/to/your/script.php


Examples and Skeletons