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Phinx should be installed using Composer, which is a tool for dependency management in PHP. Please visit the Composer website for more information.


Phinx requires at least PHP 8.1 (or later).

To install Phinx, simply require it using Composer:

php composer.phar require robmorgan/phinx

Create folders in your project following the structure db/migrations with adequate permissions. It is where your migration files will live and should be writable.

Phinx can now be executed from within your project:

vendor/bin/phinx init