Why use Kohana?

  • Build applications quickly

    Many common components are included: translation tools, database access, code profiling, encryption, validation, and more.

  • Use specific libraries and tools

    Extending existing components and adding new libraries is very easy.

  • Write commercial applications

    Uses the BSD license, so you can use and modify it for commercial purposes.

  • A very fast framework

    Benchmarking a framework is hard and rarely reflects the real world, but Kohana is very efficient and carefully optimized for real world usage.

  • Good debugging and profiling tools

    Simple and effective tools help identify and solve performance issues quickly.

  • Know what the framework is doing

    Very well commented code and a simple routing structure makes it easy to understand what is happening.

  • Work with objects and classes

    This is an OOP framework that is extremely DRY. Everything is built using strict PHP 5 classes and objects.

  • Write your own code

    There are no code generators and endless configuration files, so setting up is fast and easy.

  • Community support

    A very active community forum and IRC channel means that most questions are answered very quickly.

Who uses Kohana?

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These are some of the people already using Kohana. See more on the Forums.


Giving back

If you use Kohana, we ask that you donate to ensure future development is possible.

Where will my money go?

Your donations are used to cover the cost of maintaining this website and related resources, and services required to provide these resources.

As part of the Software Freedom Conservancy, your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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