ICanBoogie has a few system requirements, which are usually covered by any PHP installation:
ICanBoogie uses Composer to manage its dependencies, before proceeding any further, make sure it
is available on your machine. Use its
create-project command to install the Hello World! starter
$ composer create-project --prefer-dist -s dev icanboogie/app-hello hello
After installing ICanBoogie, you should configure your web server's document root to be the
index.php in this directory serves as the front controller for all HTTP requests
entering your application.
After installing ICanBoogie, you may need to change the permissions of the
repository folder so
that its content is writable your web server. The directory is used to store framework variables and
cache files. ICanBoogie will complain if you activate caching but the directory is either missing or
Configuration files are stored in
config directories. The main configuration directory of your
app/all/config. What you define here overrides the configuration of the
You can use PHP's built-in web server to serve your application. Use ICanBoogie's
to start a development server, the command will automatically find an available port and provide you
the URL to the server:
$ cd hello $ ./icanboogie run
A similar message is displayed when the development server is running.
ICanBoogie development server started on http://localhost:8006/
Of course Apache or NGIX would be more efficient, but PHP's built-in web server requires zero setup.