High performance, full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C extension.

Phalcon Framework

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Phalcon is an open source web framework delivered as a C extension for the PHP language providing high performance and lower resource consumption.

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Getting Started

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.


For detailed installation instructions you can check our installation page in the docs.

Generating API Documentation

Generating new documentation files for docs repository can be done using the script in tests/__config/generate-api-docs.php. Steps:

  • Clone the phalcon repo
  • Checkout the tag you would like to generate docs for.
  • Run php tests/__config/generate-api-docs.php
  • The files *.md files in nikos/api/ will contain the documentation
  • For publishing to the Phalcon website this repo is used.




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Phalcon is open source software licensed under the BSD 3-Clause License.

Copyright © 2011-present, Phalcon Team.

See the LICENSE.txt file for more. Additional licenses of packages that Phalcon uses, is inspired by or has adapted is located in the 3rdparty/licenses directory.

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