My current methods while using Kohana 3.0.8 – part 1

I’ve finally decided to get started on documenting how I’ve been using this wonderful framework.

So if you’re patient enough to deal with my crazy schedule (meaning this series may take a while to be finish), fasten your seatbelt:

First of all:

  • Know your environment (your public html folder, a private [but still accessible] folder; permissions etc);
  • Know the difference between server side and client side programming;
  • Download Kohana ( 🙂
  • Have your favorite source code editor and ftp client close to you

For the sake of whoever wants to get started with Kohana, I’ll go over the basics (not programming) and I’ll also cover everything that got me breaking my head, so I have a copy outside my brain.

[To-Do: find short video of Sean Connery’s character explaining to Harrison Ford’s character why he wrote everything down on a book]

Working with Kohana PHP Framework v2.3.4

Let’s start working with Kohana (I’ve actually been working with it for a while and thought would be nice to share my experiences)!

First thing you want to do is download it and extract it to a folder on your webserver.

You can read about it and download it at:

Right after extracting Kohana to your webserver folder, you should see the following when accessing it:

Kohana 2.3.4 - environment tests

Kohana 2.3.4 - environment tests

If you don’t see the output above, check your server settings and logs to help you figure what’s wrong. Feel free to drop me a message, if you need more help after that.

After you remove install.php like required above, refresh the page and you should see this:

Kohana 2.3.4 - Welcome to Kohana

Kohana 2.3.4 - Welcome to Kohana

Please take some time to go over the documentation at so you don’t feel totally lost. 🙂

As time allows me, I will be writing more stuff about Kohana. This is just a first post to get people started.
  • IGlr