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DreamFactory requires certain applications for install and other functionality.
- Install git, curl, zip, unzip
These instructions will install PHP 7 with various modules. DreamFactory requires the mbstring, zip, curl, mongodb, and sqlite3 php modules. Additionally php-fpm is installed if you will be running Nginx as your web server (recommended.) Finally, the mysql php module needs to be installed if you will be using MySQL or MariadDB, which these instructions recommend for the system database. Other database types will require their php modules to be installed for use within DreamFactory. This is covered in the Drivers and Modules section.
Install for Apache
Install for Nginx
Configure PHP FPM
Composer is a PHP dependency manager and is required for installing DreamFactory. In these instructions, we will assume you are logged in as a user named dfuser. Anywhere you see this username substitute your own.
You'll need a database for the system to store configuration information. We recommend MariaDB for this. Other supported system databases are SQLite, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL.
Installing DreamFactory involves getting the required code via git and composer and then using the Laravel artisan command to set up the system. In these instructions, we will assume you are logged in as a user named dfuser. Anywhere you see this username substitute your own.
DreamFactory relies on a web server application to serve the REST endpoints as well as the admin application to users. Options are Nginx and Apache.