Create and configure your app

Here is a recommended file structure and configation for your web app.

/app // This is the place for the app code
/bearframework // Bear Framework files (if you've downloaded the standalone version)
data // The data is stored here
/logs // The place where log files are stored
/public // This must be the only public dir, so point your domain here
/.htaccess // Apache config file that makes pretty URLs (mod_rewrite required)

Here is the content of /public/index.php:

require __DIR__ '/../vendor/autoload.php';

// Creates a new Bear Framework application.
$app = new BearFramework\App();

// Enables and configures the error handler.
$app->enableErrorHandler(['logErrors' => false'displayErrors' => true]);

// Enables the data access. The data will be stored at the directory specified.
$app->data->useFileDriver(__DIR__ '/../data');

// Enables the cache access. The cached items will be stored as a data items.

// Enables the logger. The logs will be stored at the directory specified.
$app->logs->useFileLogger(__DIR__ '/../logs');

// Creates a new context. The index.php file at the directory specified will be run.
$app->contexts->add(__DIR__ '/../app');

// Prepare and return the response that matches the current request.

And this is the content of /app/index.php. It is autoloaded by the $app->contexts->add() line. It's recommended to use directory that is not publicly accessible to store your code and assets.

use BearFramework\App;

$app App::get();

// The specified callback will be executed when request path is '/' and response method is GET
// The text 'Hi' will be shown on the screen
$app->routes->add('/', function() {
    return new 

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The information on this page is created for version 1.1 of Bear Framework and may not be applicable for other versions of the framework.