Download the files.

If you're using Composer, you can run the following command:

composer require flightphp/core

OR you can download the files directly and extract them to your web directory.

Configure your Webserver.


For Apache, edit your .htaccess file with the following:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php [QSA,L]

Note: If you need to use flight in a subdirectory add the line RewriteBase /subdir/ just after RewriteEngine On.

Note: If you want to protect all server files, like a db or env file. Put this in your .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php


For Nginx, add the following to your server declaration:

server {
  location / {
    try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php;

Create your index.php file.


// If you're using Composer, require the autoloader.
require 'vendor/autoload.php';
// if you're not using Composer, load the framework directly
// require 'flight/Flight.php';

// Then define a route and assign a function to handle the request.
Flight::route('/', function () {
  echo 'hello world!';

// Finally, start the framework.