Hello, friends in this post, I’ll show you how to install KumbiaPHP on Ubuntu 20.04.
KumbiaPHP is a simple and light PHP framework under the BSD license, that is, we can use it for our personal projects. The framework is used by many Spanish speaking people because it’s a Latin product. It has a documentation in English, in addition to current communication channels such as mailing lists and IRC.
Some advantages of installing and using KumbiaPHP
Under the premise of shortening development times, KumbiaPHP is a framework with the characteristic of being “Zero Config”. In other words, after you unzip it, you can start working. It’s that simple.
Clearer, more natural codes with fewer errors thanks to Helpers and other patterns to reduce the use of other languages.
Another very favorable aspect is that the learning curve is very short.
The framework has as its main premises to be easy to learn, simple to use, open source and everything without sacrificing quality and robustness. Supports 4 database handlers such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, and Oracle, which ensures that you can develop without worrying about the compatibility of your database.
So, let us do it.
Install KumbiaPHP on Ubuntu 20.04
Before installing KumbiaPHP, you need to have PHP installed on your computer.
So, open a terminal and run the following:
:~$ sudo apt install php Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following additional packages will be installed: apache2 apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils libapache2-mod-php7.4 libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 libaprutil1-ldap libjansson4 liblua5.2-0 php-common php7.4 php7.4-cli php7.4-common php7.4-json php7.4-opcache php7.4-readline ssl-cert Suggested packages: apache2-doc apache2-suexec-pristine | apache2-suexec-custom www-browser php-pear openssl-blacklist The following NEW packages will be installed: apache2 apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils libapache2-mod-php7.4 libapr1 libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3 libaprutil1-ldap libjansson4 liblua5.2-0 php php-common php7.4 php7.4-cli php7.4-common php7.4-json php7.4-opcache php7.4-readline ssl-cert 0 upgraded, 20 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 5882 kB of archives. After this operation, 26.0 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
The next step is to download KumbiaPHP from the project’s website. At the time of writing this post, the latest stable version is 1.1.3 so check first which one it is.
:~$ wget -c https://github.com/KumbiaPHP/KumbiaPHP/archive/v1.1.3.zip --2020-07-17 23:29:42-- https://github.com/KumbiaPHP/KumbiaPHP/archive/v1.1.3.zip Resolving github.com (github.com)… 18.104.22.168 Connecting to github.com (github.com)|22.214.171.124|:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 302 Found Location: https://codeload.github.com/KumbiaPHP/KumbiaPHP/zip/v1.1.3 [following] --2020-07-17 23:29:44-- https://codeload.github.com/KumbiaPHP/KumbiaPHP/zip/v1.1.3 Resolving codeload.github.com (codeload.github.com)… 126.96.36.199 Connecting to codeload.github.com (codeload.github.com)|188.8.131.52|:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 200 OK Length: unspecified [application/zip] Saving to: ‘v1.1.3.zip’ v1.1.3.zip [ <=> ] 328.65K 44.3KB/s in 8.0s 2020-07-17 23:29:54 (41.2 KB/s) - ‘v1.1.3.zip’ saved 
Now, decompress it using the
unzip command. If you have it, just install it:
:~$ sudo apt install unzip :~$ unzip v1.1.3.zip
Then, it is convenient to rename the generated folder to a name related to our project. Or simply the name of our project.
:~$ mv KumbiaPHP-1.1.3/ example
Remember that you can replace example with the name of your project.
Now KumbiaPHP allows to serve the project in development mode without the need of having a web server installed. To do so, navigate to the project’s app folder.
:~$ cd ~/example/default/app
And from there, it starts serving the project in development mode.
Now, our project is available from any computer. And all you have to do is open your favorite web browser and check it out.
So, go to
http://your-pc:8001 and you will see the following:
This indicates that KumbiaPHP is installed and ready to start development.
In conclusion we can say that web development tools are to reduce coding times. KumbiaPHP stands as a solid proposal for personal work and serious projects.
KumbiaPHP is quite easy to install and practically ready for work. While it is true that compared to other frameworks this has some shortcomings, the truth is that it also becomes very comfortable to work and maintain projects with it.
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