Phalcon is an open source web framework delivered as a C extension for the PHP language providing high performance and lower resource consumption.
Phalcon is written in Zephir/C with platform independence in mind. As a result, Phalcon is available on Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and MacOS. You can either download a binary package for the system of your choice or build it from source.
To install Phalcon on Windows:
- Download Phalcon for Windows
- Extract the DLL file and copy it to your PHP extensions directory
Edit your php.ini file and add this line:
- Finally, restart your web server
Hint: To ensure that your Phalcon installation was successful, debug with
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
and search for a section mentioning the Phalcon extension.
On a Unix-based platform you can easily compile and install the extension from sources.
Prerequisite packages are:
- PHP 5.5.x/5.6.x/7.0.x development resources (PHP 5.3 and 5.4 are no longer supported)
- GCC compiler (Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD) or Xcode (MacOS)
sudo apt-get install php5-dev libpcre3-dev gcc make
sudo zypper install php5-devel gcc make
sudo yum install php-devel pcre-devel gcc make
Follow these instructions to generate a binary extension for your platform:
git clone git://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon.git cd cphalcon/build sudo ./install
Add the extension to your php.ini:
Finally, restart the web server.
If you have specific php versions running
git clone https://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon # or cd cphalcon/build/php5/32bits cd cphalcon/build/php5/64bits # NOTE: for PHP 7 you have to use # cd cphalcon/build/php7/32bits # or # cd cphalcon/build/php7/64bits make clean # Example: /opt/php-5.6.15 export CUSTOM_PHP_INSTALLATION_PATH=/your/php/installation/path # Example: /opt/php-5.6.15/bin/phpize --clean $CUSTOM_PHP_INSTALLATION_PATH/bin/phpize --clean # Example: /opt/php-5.6.15/bin/phpize $CUSTOM_PHP_INSTALLATION_PATH/bin/phpize # Example: ./configure --with-php-config=/opt/php-5.6.15/bin/php-config ./configure --with-php-config=$CUSTOM_PHP_INSTALLATION_PATH/bin/php-config make && sudo make install
Edit your php.ini (for the specific version) and add this line:
Save the file and Restart the web server.
Tests are located in
tests/ and use Codeception.
Test classes should follow the PSR-2 coding style guide.
OSX MAMP ready extensions
Meet the Incubator
Our community is developing amazing extra features for Phalcon every day via Incubator. There are resources to enhance your experience with the framework and that enlarge the main features.
Just give it a try and help us improve Phalcon even more!
Phalcon is open source software licensed under the New BSD License. See the docs/LICENSE.txt file for more