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Phalcon Framework: A PHP framework built as an extension for PHP

A full-stack PHP framework delivered as a C-extension

Mission 🚀

Our mission is to empower developers with an advanced, feature-rich tool: Phalcon. This framework is designed to facilitate the development of powerful applications with minimal server resource consumption and optimal performance.

What is Phalcon ❓

Phalcon is an open-source full-stack framework for PHP, distinguished by its unique architecture written as a C-extension. This means that it is implemented in C and directly integrated into PHP for enhanced performance.

Its innovative architecture ensures that the framework is always memory-resident, providing functionality on demand without the overhead of file stats and reads typical in traditional PHP frameworks.

Usage 📝

Phalcon is designed to be developer-friendly, and you don't need to be familiar with the C language to utilize its power. The framework's interface is exposed as PHP classes under the Phalcon namespace, making it accessible and easy to use.

Phalcon is loosely coupled, allowing developers to use only the objects that they need as glue components based in the needs of their applications.


The translation of the documentation is driven by enthusiasts and contributors. We invite and appreciate your participation in the translation effort. Contribute new translations or corrections via GitHub for English or [Crowdin][crowdin] for other languages.

You can check our GitHub project for the code and browse through these documents for usage and functionality.

Since this is a community driven project, you can share your thoughts and requests for functionality you need by issuing a New Feature Request and if you wish vote in GitHub for existing NFRs.

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