Even before PHP 7 comes up Suitup already was alive and active. We build this project as better as possible over all this years always focused on the productivity.

Here you will understand how and when Suitup do stuff to build your website or system fast and really well organized.


The index file (rewrite mod)

First of all you need to understand that Suitup works with mod_rewrite. It means that all the URL routes will load, for first, the same index.php file in the document root of the project. Except resources files like css, js, jpg, png, txt...

Remember that to make it works you will need to set up the properly .htaccess file. You will find more about it here.

What about routes?

Suitup build automatic routes using three obvious parameters that are: module name, controller name and the current action.

Default Routes

Module = ModuleDefault (folder name)

Below is the main route of the system so when you access the project with no additional URL this is the action dispatched.

namespace ModuleDefault\Controllers;

class IndexController extends AbstractController
  public function indexAction() {
    // Here is where the legends begins...


It's actually a middle class that stands for SuitUp\Mvc\MvcAbstractController class. Keep reading about it in this section, this is one of the most important things about Suitup.

Personal Routes

Yes! You can set your own routes, of course. To do that you just need to create one file by module like bellow. Read more about the contents of this files here.

config/default.routes.php to the module default.

config/admin.routes.php to the module admin.

Database connection

All you got to do to setup the database connection is to configure the config/database.config.php file as shown detailed here.

After have the database connection you will want to create two files for each database table, Business and Gateway.

The Business files control the flow of actions over the table rows and the Gateway must to efectivelly apply the SQL queries.

Help wanted

We really need help to improve Suitup compatibility with other kinds of database than MySql. Come on and contribute with us.


When the user access some URL over the project this request will be thrown over the index.php file and this file will for first setup the project itself and start the Suitup. After that a method named run is called and it will load all requirements needed as follow: Check and setup database connection, try to load the current route, if fail try to run the user defined ErrorController, if fail try to run the Suitup internal ErrorController. When everything is ok and Suitup load the route successfuly (even when it is an ErrorController), so first is loaded the Controller class instance and it is followed by its methods right in that order:

  • $controller->preDispatch();
  • $controller->init();
  • $controller->{$frontController->getActionName()}();
  • $controller->posDispatch();
  • $controller->render();

The render method will render the view (phtml) file and show the result back.