This tutorial contains a reference and important themes about a development of business-applications on the ORCHID platform.

To use the platform the knowledge of following technologies is required:

  • PHP/JavaScript/HTML/CSS
  • Relational databases
  • Apache/nginx
  • Laravel Framework

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Before installation and use of the platform we recomend you to read about the problems it was created to solve. This little waste of time will help you in future.


ORCHID - is an instrument for RAD development of web-sites and linear business-applications. It is shipped as a package for the Laravel and can be easily integrated useing Composer, it hamonizes well with other PHP components. You may also register additional third-party components for Laravel or ones found Packagist.

How to read the documentation

If you are a newcomer I recommend you to read the Laravel documentation from start to end, for example at ORCHID does not explain the framework capabilities. if you are already familiar with it you may proceed directly to reading further sections.

This documentation begins with an explanation of concepot and architecture of the ORCHID before it dives into particular themes.


ORCHID takes upon itself the routine business applications development operations by adding custom control elements, fields, templates and screens and allowing to concentrate on a unique business-logic.

Despite it simple appearance it allows you to solve a lot of problems using standard tools also allowing to add your own custom functionality if required.

Following the tutorial you will quickly install it and soon be able to use.