New CakePHP 3.8 Red Velvet.

Faster. Stronger. Tastier.

CakePHP makes building web applications simpler, faster, while requiring less code. A modern PHP 7 framework offering a flexible database access layer and a powerful scaffolding system that makes building both small and complex systems simpler, easier and, of course, tastier. Build fast, grow solid with CakePHP.

A recipe to succeed.

Prototype faster, Validate faster, Grow consistently.


Build Quickly

Use code generation and scaffolding features to rapidly build prototypes.


No Configuration

No complicated XML or YAML files. Just setup your database and you're ready to bake.


Friendly License

CakePHP is licensed under the MIT license which makes it perfect for use in Commercial applications.


Batteries Included

The things you need are built-in. Translations, database access, caching, validation, authentication, and much more are all built into one of the original PHP MVC frameworks.


Clean MVC Conventions

Instead of having to plan where things go, CakePHP comes with a set of conventions to guide you in developing your application



CakePHP comes with built-in tools for input validation, CSRF protection, Form tampering protection, SQL injection prevention, and XSS prevention. CakePHP codebase itself has been audited through the Mozilla Secure Open Source program.

Premium Support

Give "The Experts Behind CakePHP" a call:

Meet CakeDC.

The commercial entity behind the framework, and established by Larry Masters, founder of CakePHP, we know your project like no one else. From startups and social networks, to e-commerce and enterprise level applications, we provide the highest quality CakePHP development available. 


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Professional support for CakePHP is provided by our professional services partner, the Cake Development Corporation.


TrainingRead more

Learn the insights and reasoning behind the CakePHP framework straight from the minds behind the framework: the developers at CakeDC


ConsultancyRead more

We can help with the areas which need special attention and a trained eye, allowing you to rest assured that you've got all bases covered.

Companies using CakePHP

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Hear what others have to say.

This is how CakePHP has helped others to succeed.

“We got a high ROI from converting our custom PHP app to CakePHP. We love the continually expanding suite of utilities, plugins, and development patterns at our disposal!”
Megan Danz
Harbor Compliance
“CakePHP was the most efficient way we could find to rapidly develop our intricate system. We needed a platform that could handle our high volume of users without issues and CakePHP has certainly delivered.”
Brad Lambden
“From the simplest micro kiosk app to my highly complex gallery management app, CakePHP is the framework of choice. It allows modular development that makes sense, and it's architecturally solid and performant. Whatever you are building, CakePHP can help you get it done.”
Julian Sander
Gallery Assistant
“Having inherited this CakePHP project, I didn’t chose CakePHP so much as choose to continue using it. After seeing the power and functionality of the framework in use, it wasn’t a difficult choice to make.”
Dwayne Sander

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Get involved and support the community.

If you're interested in contributing to CakePHP and supporting the community then we'd love for you to join us, there are a variety of ways to get involved and help out.

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