Symfony Demo Application
The "Symfony Demo Application" is a reference application created to show how
to develop Symfony applications following the recommended best practices.
- PHP 5.5.9 or higher;
- PDO-SQLite PHP extension enabled;
- and the usual Symfony application requirements.
If unsure about meeting these requirements, download the demo application and
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
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 https://github.com/symfony/symfony-demo $ cd symfony-demo/ $ composer install --no-interaction
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 bin/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 want to use a fully-featured web server (like Nginx or Apache) to run
Symfony Demo application, configure it to point at the
web/directory of the project.
For more details, see:
The current Symfony Demo application uses Symfony 3.x version. If you want to
use the legacy Symfony 2.8 version, clone the Git repository and checkout the
v0.8.4 tag, which is the last one compatible with Symfony 2.8:
$ git clone https://github.com/symfony/symfony-demo $ cd symfony-demo/ $ git checkout tags/v0.8.4 -b v0.8.4 $ composer install