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The "Symfony Demo Application" is a reference application following the recommended best practices.
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Symfony Demo Application

The "Symfony Demo Application" is a reference application created to show how
to develop Symfony applications following the recommended best practices.


If unsure about meeting these requirements, download the demo application and
browse the http://localhost:8000/config.php script to get more detailed


First, install the Symfony Installer
if you haven't already. Then, install the Symfony Demo Application executing
this command anywhere in your system:

$ symfony demo

# if you're using Windows:
$ php symfony demo

If the demo command is not available, update your Symfony Installer to the
most recent version executing the symfony self-update command.


If you can't use the Symfony Installer, download and install the demo
application using Git and Composer:

$ git clone
$ cd symfony-demo/
$ composer install --no-interaction


If you have PHP 5.4 or higher, there is no need to configure a virtual host
in your web server to access the application. Just use the built-in web server:

$ cd symfony-demo/
$ php app/console server:run

This command will start a web server for the Symfony application. Now you can
access the application in your browser at http://localhost:8000. You can
stop the built-in web server by pressing Ctrl + C while you're in the


If you're using PHP 5.3, configure your web server to point at the web/
directory of the project. For more details, see:

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