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Liten is a small and simple microframework. Even though it is small, you can still use it to build intelligent and dynamic restful api's.

System Requirement

Minimum PHP version 5.4


  • Simple Configuration
  • Static Routes
  • Dynamic Routes
  • Route Subpatterns
  • Group Routing
  • Before Route Middlewares
  • Before Router Middlewares
  • After Router Middlewares
  • HTTP methods and responses


$ composer require liten/liten

Rewrite Rules


RewriteEngine On
# Some hosts may require you to use the `RewriteBase` directive.
# If you need to use the `RewriteBase` directive, it should be the
# absolute physical path to the directory that contains this htaccess file.
# RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . index.php [L]

Nginx (root directory)

location / {
    try_files $uri /index.php$is_args$args;

Nginx (subdirectory)

location /liten {
    try_files $uri /liten/index.php$is_args$args;

Hello World Example

Instantiate a new Liten Application:

$app = new \Liten\Liten();

GET Route:

$app->get('/hello/(\w+)/' function($name) {
    echo "Howdy, $name";

Run the new Liten Application


Sample Application

The Liten Blog is a sample application to show what you can do with the Liten Framework.

Documentation & Community

Would love to have your input and help into making Liten a small but yet powerful micro framework. Head on over to the online documentation site to ask questions and or make suggestions.

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