Installing PRADO

If you are viewing this page from your own Web server, you are already done with the installation.

The minimum requirement by PRADO is that the Web server support PHP 7. PRADO has been tested with Apache Web server on Windows, MacOSX and various Linux distro. Highly possibly it may also run on other platforms with other Web servers, as long as PHP 7 is supported.

Installing a new app based on PRADO

The best way to install PRADO is through composer
If you don't use composer yet, first install it:

curl -s | php
php composer.phar install

Then, create the application structure using composer:

composer create-project pradosoft/prado-app app

The application will be installed in the "app" directory.

Add PRADO to an existing application

Create a composer.json file for your project:

  "repositories": [
      "type": "composer",
      "url": ""
    "require": {
      "pradosoft/prado": "^4"

The asset-packagist repository is used to install javascript dependencies.
Assuming you already installed composer, run

composer install

Then you can include the autoloader, and you will have access to the library classes: