- HTTP Server. For example: Apache. mod_rewrite is preferred, but by no means required.
- PHP 5.2.8 or greater.
- Database Engine (MySQL (4 or greater), PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite)
Extract your downloaded file.
Copy and paste the contents of the Cake archive in /var/www/cakephp
Make it writable, open your terminal and type:
sudo chmod 777 -R /var/www/cakephp
Create your database.
Goto /var/www/cakephp/app/Config/ and rename your database.php.default to database.php.
Open database.php, then just replace the values in the $default array with those that apply to your setup. . A sample completed configuration array might look something like the following:
<?php public $default = array( 'datasource' => 'Database/Mysql', 'persistent' => false, 'host' => 'localhost', 'port' => '', 'login' => 'DatabaseUsername', 'password' => 'DatabasePassword', 'database' => 'DatabaseName', 'schema' => '', 'prefix' => '', 'encoding' => '' );
The security salt is used for generating hashes. Change the default salt value by editing /app/Config/core.php line 187. It doesn’t much matter what the new value is, as long as it’s not easily guessed.
<?php /** * A random string used in security hashing methods. */ Configure::write('Security.salt', 'tYp3Anythin5H3r3');
The cipher seed is used for encrypt/decrypt strings. Change the default seed value by editing /app/Config/core.php line 192. It doesn’t much matter what the new value is, as long as it’s not easily guessed.
<?php /** * A random numeric string (digits only) used to encrypt/decrypt strings. */ Configure::write('Security.cipherSeed', '7485712659625147843639846751');
If your web server is configured correctly, you should now find your Cake application accessible at http/localhost/cakephp/
If your CakePHP site still has problems with mod_rewrite you might want to try and modify settings for virtualhosts. If on ubuntu, edit the file /etc/apache2/sites-available/default (location is distribution dependent). In this file, ensure that AllowOverride None is changed to AllowOverride All, so you have:
<Directory /> Options FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All </Directory> <Directory /var/www> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order Allow,Deny Allow from all </Directory>
Restart your apache.
sudo service apache2 restart