Setting up the server should be quick and easy. These are the necessary steps:

  1. Download the project from Github (or git clone
  2. Navigate to the project folder and run composer install.
  3. Open the file config/parameters.yaml and enter the url to your private recipes repo (or provide appropriate environment variables).
  4. Setup the APP_ENV properly. This can be done in the .env file (create if needed) or on the hosting. Setting it to prod is recommended.
  5. Run php bin/console recipes:initialize in order to download your recipes.

Of course, you should deploy the project to where it will be hosted (probably before step 2).

That's it, you should be up and running. You might want to tweak the configuration or to setup automatic recipe updates.

Installing a monitoring tool (like Sentry) is recommended.

Using the server

Using the server in your Symfony project is as easy as adding the proper endpoint to your composer.json:

    "symfony": {
        "endpoint": ""

Running the server locally

Running the server locally is possible by using symfony's server command: php bin/console server:start (oder server:run for a temporary instance). Make sure to allow connections over http to composer (if using localhost) by adding this to the project's composer.json:

    "config": {
        "secure-http": false

It is not recommended to run the server locally. The best setup would be a private server behind a firewall.