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Learn how to Install CakePHP on Linux Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Introduction

CakePHP is a popular option for developers who value efficiency and maintainable code. This open-source framework uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern to streamline web application development. By separating components, CakePHP promotes code organization and collaboration.This guide will walk you through installing CakePHP on your Ubuntu 22.04 server so you can take advantage of its benefits and speed up your development workflow. You’ll be able to simplify data management with the Model layer, create intuitive user interfaces with the View layer, and orchestrate logical application flow with the Controller layer. Read this tutorial right up to the end to learn how to install CakePHP on your Linux Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Server in a few simple steps.

Requirements

The following is a list of items needed to complete the installation successfully:
1) A desktop or laptop with 4GB of RAM or more, A dual core process or better and atleast 50GB of free disk space
2) Linux Ubuntu Server 22.04 LTS or any newer version
3) An SSH client such as Putty or the MacOS terminal app
4) For cloud deployments, you will also need a fully qualified domain name and a public static IP address
5) A basic understanding of Linux commands.

Overview

The following is an overview of the steps covered in this tutorial:
1) Download and install the LAMP stack
2) Create a MySQL database
3) Download and install CakePHP
4) Create an Apache virtualhost.
5) Open a new browser window and open the CakePHP web app.

Download and install the LAMP stack

The first step is downloading and installing the LAMP stack. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, Mariadb, PHP. It is a stack that make it possible to run apps such as WordPress. To set up your server with Apache, MariaDB, PHP, and necessary dependencies, follow these steps:

1. Begin by updating your package list:

apt update -y

2. Next, install Apache, MariaDB, PHP, and essential PHP modules with this command:

apt install apache2 mariadb-server libapache2-mod-php php-mysql php-mbstring php-intl php-xml -y

Once the installation of the packages is complete, proceed to install PHP Composer.

wget -O composer-setup.php https://getcomposer.org/installer
php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

To confirm the installed PHP Composer version, run the following command:

composer -v

Expected output should show the following details:

Composer version 2.6.5 2024-01-31 02:47:11
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