Quick Start

This guide will walk you through the steps to get started with RoadRunner. You'll learn how to install RoadRunner and configure it for your project.

Step 1: Download RR for your platform

To begin, you need to download RR for your platform. Visit the RR installation guide and download the appropriate version for your operating system.

Step 2: Install PHP

RR requires PHP to run. If you don't have PHP installed, you can download it from the official PHP website and follow the installation instructions for your operating system.

Step 3: Create a simple configuration

Next, you need to create a simple configuration file for RR. Open a text editor and create a new file called .rr.yaml. Add the following content to the file:

  command: "php psr-worker.php"


# do not use development mode in production
  level: debug
  mode: development

RoadRunner is not only HTTP plugin. There are a lot of other plugins. You can find more information about plugins in the Plugins section.

Step 4: Create a simple worker

Now you need to create a simple worker. Create a new file called psr-worker.php and add the following content to the file:


require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use Nyholm\Psr7\Response;
use Nyholm\Psr7\Factory\Psr17Factory;

use Spiral\RoadRunner\Worker;
use Spiral\RoadRunner\Http\PSR7Worker;
$worker = Worker::create();

$factory = new Psr17Factory();

$psr7 = new PSR7Worker($worker, $factory, $factory, $factory);

while (true) {
    try {
        $request = $psr7->waitRequest();
        if ($request === null) {
    } catch (\Throwable $e) {
        $psr7->respond(new Response(400));

    try {
        $psr7->respond(new Response(200, [], 'Hello RoadRunner!'));
    } catch (\Throwable $e) {
        $psr7->respond(new Response(500, [], 'Something Went Wrong!'));

Step 5: Start the server

Now you can start the server. You should have the following files in the current folder:

  • .rr.yaml

  • psr-worker.php

  • rr binary

Then, open a terminal window in the current folder and run the following command:

./rr serve

Since you have the logs in the development mode, you should see the following output:

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