Phin requires PHP 5.6+ to be installed along with Composer. Optionally Node.js and NPM are needed to use Elixir to compile CSS and Javascript.

Quick install

mkdir quick-site && cd quick-site
composer require brentnd/phin
./vendor/bin/phin init
npm install
./vendor/bin/phin serve

Installing Globally

Install Phin globally via Composer:

$ composer global require brentnd/phin

Make sure ~/.composer/vendor/bin is in your $PATH

Installing Locally

If you run into issues when trying to install Phin globally, or just don’t want to you can always install it locally on a per-site basis.

If you install locally, all calls to phin should be ./vendor/bin/phin

Install Phin via Composer in your site directory:

$ composer require brentnd/phin