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Requirements & how to install Xamboo

To use Xamboo as your CMS dev framework, you will need:
- A webserver (Apache, nginx, etc.)
- PHP 5.3 minimum, PHP 7 recommended


Always download the latest version from github

You will get a file with the format: xamboo-xx-yy-zz.tar.gz
Where xx-yy-zz is the current version of the framework.

1. Linux installation

1.1 Files

You must unzip the file xamboo-xx-yy-zz.tar.gz where you want to install the Xamboo.

When decompressing, it will creates a 'xamboo' folder with all the code inside.

This folder should not be in a public directory accessible by Web, either internet or local

Note: It is recommended to put the code xamboo is a directory one level above the same web site, or in a directory accessible by the web site.


In your linux server with an Apache, you generally have a base directory website:


Unzip xamboo in /var and you obtain:


Within xamboo, there is a folder called "site".
You can link this folder to the root of the website, or use any other folder as you like, and copy the files present here in the root folder of you website directory.

2. Installing the wrapper

Copy the
index.php and .htaccess files in the public folder you linked with yout webserver:
They are in [?]/xamboo/site

Edit the
index.php file.
At the beginning of the file, there are 3 directories that link Xamboo settings.
Change directories to link the system xamboo folder where you have installed.
By default, it will searches xamboo as the first parent directory of the website root dir.

index.php is and example and can be modified to what is required for the proper functioning of your site (eg user login, logs hits, configuration and directories from files, database connection, etc .)

.htaccess** file works the same way, it defines the rules to make the apache wraps to the index.
You can make an access file equivalent for other web servers if you do not use apache.

Please read below in the chapter "Reference - Wrapper" for the minimum requirements to run Xamboo and how to use it.

3. Installing the maintenance file

Copy maintenance.html file in the public folder of the web
This in xamboo / site

This file is used when the system switchea to "Care Instructions" from the configuration mode. You can specify any file, by default it is this.

4. Install the base system

Within the xamboo / site directory, then comes a file Base.lib
This file contains its own Base file, Base_engine derivative of Xamboo in which you can add all the functionality you need for your own site.

You can leave the library at the root of your site (where you copied index.php) or protect inside a folder includes its own classes.
What is important is that the system has access to it.

5. Example of installation

5.1 Very Basic Installation

/ Var / xamboo Base Installation
/ Var / xamboo / include PHP Libraries
/ Var / xamboo / site Root Web Site
/ Var / xamboo / repository data repository site

5.2 Advanced installation

The tool follows Installs in /home/sites/

/home/sites/ Base Installation
Root /home/sites/ website
PHP Libraries generally /home/sites/
Libraries /home/sites/ own site, put here the Base.lib
Libraries /home/sites/ the core (comes with Xamboo)
Libraries /home/sites/ the engine Xamboo
Libraries /home/sites/ Singletones (access to databases, utilities, etc.)
/home/sites/ Pages website
Libraries /home/sites/ the engine Xamboo
Libraries /home/sites/ the engine Xamboo
Libraries /home/sites/ the engine Xamboo
/home/sites/ Autoload of several directories include (Comes with Xamboo amended to add all necessary folders)
/home/sites/ data repository acplicación

You can locate pages within data repository or within the include, to suit the webmaster. The advantage of having them in the include is to backup all code beyond data that may be within the repository, which are usually bigger in size, but longer life cycle (images, caches, documents, etc)