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FrankenPHP: Modern App Server for PHP

FrankenPHP: Modern App Server for PHP


FrankenPHP is a modern application server for PHP built on top of the Caddy web server.

FrankenPHP gives superpowers to your PHP apps thanks to its stunning features: Early Hints, worker mode, real-time capabilities, automatic HTTPS, HTTP/2, and HTTP/3 support…

FrankenPHP works with any PHP app and makes your Laravel and Symfony projects faster than ever thanks to their official integrations with the worker mode.

FrankenPHP can also be used as a standalone Go library to embed PHP in any app using net/http.

Learn more on frankenphp.dev and in this slide deck:


# Getting Started

# Docker

docker run -v $PWD:/app/public \
    -p 80:80 -p 443:443 -p 443:443/udp \

Go to https://localhost, and enjoy!


Do not attempt to use Use https://localhost and accept the self-signed certificate. Use the SERVER_NAME environment variable to change the domain to use.

# Standalone Binary

If you prefer not to use Docker, we provide standalone FrankenPHP binaries for Linux and macOS containing PHP 8.3 and most popular PHP extensions: Download FrankenPHP

To serve the content of the current directory, run:

./frankenphp php-server

You can also run command-line scripts with:

./frankenphp php-cli /path/to/your/script.php

# Docs

# Examples and Skeletons

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