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Download Phalcon

Phalcon is a C extension, so you need to download a binary for your platform or compile it from source code.


To install Phalcon on Ubuntu you need to follow these steps:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:phalcon/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install php5-phalcon

If you are missing apt-add-repository run the following command:

sudo apt-get-install python-software-properties


On Linux you can easily compile and install the extension from source code.


We need some packages previously installed:

sudo apt-get install php5-dev php5-mysql gcc libpcre3-dev

sudo yum install php-devel php-mysqlnd gcc libtool

sudo yum install php-devel php-mysql gcc libtool

yast2 -i php5-pear php5-devel php5-mysql gcc


1. To create the extension from C source follow these steps:

git clone --depth=1 git://github.com/phalcon/cphalcon.git
cd cphalcon/build
sudo ./install

2. Add the extension to your php.ini:


3. Finally, restart the webserver


There is a repo graciously offered by FortRabbit here

The package name is php5-phalcon

Arch Linux

There is a PKGBUILD for ArchLinux, available here


There is a package available here (thanks to Mariusz Łączak)


A port is available for FreeBSD. You only need these few commands to install it:

# pkg_add -r phalcon
# cd /usr/ports/www/phalcon && make install clean


Although Phalcon does not binary link to other extensions it does use some of them to offer functionality. The extensions used are:

It is not necessary for all the above extensions to be present in the system that has Phalcon installed. You can only install the ones that meet your needs. For instance if you use a MySQL database, then you can only load PDO and PDO/MySQL ignoring the Oracle, SQlite, Postgresql and Mongo.

Need help?

Have a look at our support page for ways to get support. We will do our best to help you.