Project Setup for Development (Linux)

You must have git, php, npm, and composer installed.

If you have Docker and Linux for Composer ( on your computer, you can start the container with the following command:

git clone
cd filebrowser
composer install --ignore-platform-reqs
vendor/bin/linuxforcomposer docker:run start

When you are ready to stop the container, enter the following command:

vendor/bin/linuxforcomposer docker:run stop-force

Otherwise, you can install the application manually, using the following commands:

git clone
cd filebrowser
cp configuration_sample.php configuration.php
chmod -R 775 private/
chmod -R 775 repository/
composer install --ignore-platform-reqs
npm install
npm run build

Compiles and Hot Reloads

The following command will launch the back end and the front end of the application on ports 8081 and 8080 respectively:

npm run serve

Once everything is ready, please visit: http://localhost:8080

Running Tests & Static Analysis

Testing requires xdebug, php-zip and sqlite php extensions.

vendor/bin/phpstan analyse ./backend
npm run lint
npm run e2e


Set the website document root to the /dist directory. This is also known as the ‘public’ folder.

NOTE: For security reasons, the /dist folder is the ONLY folder you want to be exposed to the Web. Everything else should be outside of your web root. This way, people won’t be able to access any of your important files through the Web browser.