Symfony Demo Application
The "Symfony Demo Application" is a reference application created to show how to develop Symfony applications following the recommended best practices.
- PHP 5.3 or higher;
- PDO-SQLite PHP extension enabled;
- and the usual Symfony application requirements.
First, install the Symfony Installer if you haven't already. Then, install the Symfony Demo Application executing this command anywhere in your system:
$ symfony demo # if you're using Windows: $ php symfony demo
demo command is not available, update your Symfony Installer to the
most recent version executing the
symfony self-update command.
If you can't use the Symfony Installer, download and install the demo application using Git and Composer:
$ git clone https://github.com/symfony/symfony-demo $ cd symfony-demo/ $ composer install
If you have PHP 5.4 or higher, there is no need to configure a virtual host in your web server to access the application. Just use the built-in web server:
$ cd symfony-demo/ $ php app/console server:run
This command will start a web server for the Symfony application. Now you can
access the application in your browser at http://localhost:8000. You can
stop the built-in web server by pressing
Ctrl + C while you're in the
If you're using PHP 5.3, configure your web server to point at the
web/directory of the project. For more details, see: http://symfony.com/doc/current/cookbook/configuration/web_server_configuration.html