How To Install Nette PHP Framework on CentOS 7

Install Nette PHP Framework on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Nette PHP Framework on your CentOS 7.  For those of you who didn’t know, Nette Framework is a popular tool for PHP web development It is designed to be as usable and as friendly as possible. It focuses on security and performance and is definitely one of the safest PHP frameworks. Nette Framework speaks your language and helps you to easily build better websites.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Nette PHP Framework in CentOS 7.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Nette PHP Framework on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, we need to add the EPEL repository to our system.

yum install epel-release
yum -y update

Step 2. Install the LAMP server.

A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.

Step 3. Install Composer.

Download and install Composer by executing the following command:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Sample result:

[root@idroot ~]# curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
#!/usr/bin/env php
Some settings on your machine may cause stability issues with Composer.
If you encounter issues, try to change the following:

Your PHP (5.3.3) is quite old, upgrading to PHP 5.3.4 or higher is recommended.
Composer works with 5.3.2+ for most people, but there might be edge case issues.


Composer successfully installed to: /root/composer.phar
Use it: php composer.phar

Once the process completes, you can make the ‘composer.phar’ file executable by running the following command:

chmod +x composer.phar

Now use the following commands to make composer available globally for all users in your system, which can be used for all PHP applications on that system:

mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Use the following command to update it to the latest version for the composer:

composer self-update

You can also check the version of the composer by running the below command:

composer -V

Step 4. Create Nette Application.

Let’s navigate to the web document root and use composer to create a new Nette application using the following commands:

cd /var/www/html
composer create-project nette/sandbox myapp

We will need to change some folders permissions:

chown -R apache.apache myapp
chmod -R 755 myapp
chmod -R 777 myapp/tmp myapp/log

Step 5. Access Nette Application.

At this stage, you have successfully configured the Nette framework on your local host system. Open your favorite browser and navigate to  http://localhost/myapp/www/ and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Install Nette PHP Framework on CentOS 7

Step 5. Configuring Apache web server for Nette.

We will create an Apache virtual host for your Craft CMS website. First, create ‘/etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf’ file with using a text editor of your choice:

nano /etc/httpd/conf.d/vhosts.conf

IncludeOptional vhosts.d/*.conf

Next, create the virtual host:

mkdir /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/
nano /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/yourdomain.com.conf

Add the following lines:

<VirtualHost YOUR_SERVER_IP:80>
ServerAdmin webmaster@yourdomain.com
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/nette/www"
ServerName yourdomain.com
ServerAlias www.yourdomain.com
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-error_log"
CustomLog "/var/log/httpd/yourdomain.com-access_log" combined

<Directory "/var/www/html/nette/">
DirectoryIndex index.html index.php
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All
Require all granted

Save and close the file. Restart the apache service for the changes to take effect:

systemctl restart httpd.service

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Nette PHP Framework. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Nette PHP Framework on your CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nette PHP Framework website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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