What is phpMyFAQ?
phpMyFAQ is a multilingual, completely database-driven FAQ-system. It supports various databases to store all data, PHP 5.6+ is needed in order to access this data. phpMyFAQ also offers a multi-language Content Management System with a WYSIWYG editor and an Image Manager, real time search support with Elasticsearch, flexible multi-user support with user and group based permissions on categories and records, a wiki-like revision feature, a news system, user-tracking, 40+ supported languages, enhanced automatic content negotiation, HTML5/CSS3 based responsive templates, PDF-support, a backup-system, a dynamic sitemap, related FAQs, tagging, RSS feeds, built-in spam protection systems, OpenLDAP and Microsoft Active Directory support, and an easy to use installation script.
phpMyFAQ is only supported on PHP 5.6.6 and up, you need a database as well. Supported databases are MySQL, Percona Server, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite3 and MariaDB. If you want to use Elasticsearch as main search engine, you need Elasticsearch 2.x as well. Check our detailed requirements on phpmyfaq.de for more information.
phpMyFAQ package for end-users
phpMyFAQ with Docker
The Dockerfile provided in this repo only build an environment to run any
release it's for development purpose. It does not contain any code as the
phpmyfaq folder is meant to be mount as the
/var/www/html folder in the
For development purposes you can start a full stack to run your current PhpMyFAQ source code from your local repo.
The command above starts 5 containers as following.
Specific images started once to prepare the project:
- composer: update composer dependencies
- yarn: update yarn dependencies
Running using named volumes:
- mariadb: image with xtrabackup support
- elasticsearch: Open Source Software image (it means it does not have XPack installed)
- phpmyadmin: a PHP tool to have a look on your database.
Running apache web server with PHP support:
- phpmyfaq: mounts the
phpmyfaqfolder in place of
Then services will be available at following addresses:
Quote from ElasticSearch documentation
The vm.max_map_count kernel setting needs to be set to at least 262144 for production use. Depending on your platform:
The vm.max_map_count setting should be set permanently in /etc/sysctl.conf:
$ grep vm.max_map_count /etc/sysctl.conf vm.max_map_count=262144
To apply the setting on a live system type:
sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144
macOS with Docker for Mac
The vm.max_map_count setting must be set within the xhyve virtual machine:
$ screen ~/Library/Containers/com.docker.docker/Data/com.docker.driver.amd64-linux/tty
Log in with root and no password. Then configure the sysctl setting as you would for Linux:
sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144
Windows and macOS with Docker Toolbox
The vm.max_map_count setting must be set via docker-machine:
docker-machine ssh sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=262144
Git for developers
$ git clone git://github.com/thorsten/phpMyFAQ.git $ cd phpMyFAQ $ git checkout 3.0 $ curl -s https://getcomposer.org/installer | php $ php composer.phar install $ curl -o- -L https://yarnpkg.com/install.sh | bash $ yarn install $ yarn build
Then just open http://www.example.org/phpmyfaq/install/setup.php in your browser.
To run our unit tests via PHPUnit v5.x, just execute this command on your CLI
Please note that phpMyFAQ needs to be installed via Composer.
For transparency and insight into our release cycle, and for striving to maintain backward compatibility, phpMyFAQ will be maintained under the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.
Releases will be numbered with the following format:
And constructed with the following guidelines:
- Breaking backward compatibility bumps the major (and resets the minor and patch)
- New additions without breaking backward compatibility bumps the minor (and resets the patch)
- Bug fixes and misc changes bumps the patch
For more information on SemVer, please visit http://semver.org/.
Have a bug or a feature request? Please open a new issue. Before opening any issue, please search for existing issues.
Please check out our page about contributing on phpmyfaq.de
You can find the full documentation on phpmyfaq.de
Mozilla Public License 2.0, see LICENSE for more information.
Copyright (c) 2001-2018 Thorsten Rinne and the phpMyFAQ Team