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Application Architecture

What is Oro Application

Oro application is a PHP web application that uses the Symfony framework. It provides the following benefits:

  • Runs on any OS, although Linux is recommended. See system requirements for more information.

  • Scalable - Oro application can be easily scaled up and down to meet your company needs (message queue, indexes, search).

  • Extendable - Oro application can be extended via the packages from the Oro Extensions Store designed by Oro, Oro partners, or the Oro community. Also, you can design your own packages to implement additional functionality.

  • Customizable - The Oro application inherits most of the development techniques enabled by the Symfony framework and extends them. It helps quickly customize the Oro application for any business needs.

With these out-of-the-box benefits, developers can focus on implementing their unique business logic and build Oro-based applications in less time.

Oro Licensing

Community versions of OroCRM and OroCommerce are distributed under the OSL-3.0 license. The community edition of OroPlatform is distributed under the MIT license. Enterprise editions of OroCRM, OroCommerce, and OroPlatform are distributed under a custom End User License Agreement.

Architecture Overview

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