Nette Framework
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Nette Framework

Nette Framework is a popular tool for PHP web development. It is designed to be the most usable and friendliest as possible. It focuses on security and performance and is definitely one of the safest PHP frameworks.

Nette Framework speaks your language and helps you to easily build better websites.


Nette Framework package for PHP 5.3 requires PHP 5.3.0 or later. The package for PHP 5.2 works with PHP 5.2.0 or later. Please run Requirements Checker to obtain more detailed information.


The best way to install Nette Framework is to download the latest package from or use Composer. The downloaded package includes the following directories:

  • Nette: this directory contains the source code of Nette Framework. This is the only directory that you will need in order to deploy your application.

  • Nette-minified: contains Nette Framework source code compressed into a single file.

  • client-side: this directory contains the JavaScript source codes.

  • API-reference: generated API documentation of the framework in HTML format. This is generated using ApiGen from the contents of the Nette directory.

  • examples: contains some Nette Framework demo applications.

  • sandbox: contains a pre-packaged Nette Framework project, basic configured structure for your application.

  • tests: contains Nette Framework unit tests and testing tool.

  • tools: contains supporting tools such as the Requirements Checker, script that can check if your system meets the requirements for running Nette Framework.

Getting started

The Quick Start tutorial gives you a first introduction to the framework by creating a simple database driven application.

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