CakePHP Installation


To install CakePHP, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have a web server (such as Apache) installed, as well as PHP 7.3 or higher.

  2. Download the latest stable release of CakePHP from the CakePHP website (

  3. Extract the downloaded file to the document root of your web server.

  4. Rename the extracted folder to the name you want for your application (e.g. “myapp”).

  5. Open the file config/app.php in a text editor and set the ‘Security.salt’ and ‘Security.cipherSeed’ values to random strings.

  6. Open a web browser and navigate to your CakePHP application’s URL (e.g. http://localhost/myapp/). If everything is set up correctly, you should see the CakePHP welcome page.

If you have any issues with the installation, check the troubleshooting section of the CakePHP documentation ( for help.