- Why yii2-practical-b?
- Some Key Additions
- Directory Structure
The Yii 2 Practical-B Application Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application based on the yii2-basic template best for rapidly creating small projects. The template allows a practical method to directly access the application from the app root.
The template contains the basic features including user login/logout and a contact page. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.
Why yii2-practical-b? ¶
After installing a
app, in the yii2-basic application you normally would access the
However, in many practical scenarios (especially on shared hosts) one would want their users to directly access the app as:
yii2-app-practical-b enables you to achieve just that by carefully moving and rearranging the
bootstrap files and web components of frontend to work directly out of the app root. The
web folder is entirely eliminated and one can directly access the application frontend
All other aspects of the app configuration remain the same as the yii2-basic app. The original
in the approot is renamed to
assets_b, while the
web/assets folder moves to app root.
Note: This template offers a solution for developers running their app on a SHARED HOST or having complex needs to work with multiple subdomains without having any ability on their HOST to control the different webroots for different apps.
Some Key Additions ¶
- The template has some security preconfigured for users with Apache web servers. It has a default
.htaccesssecurity configuration setup.
- The template has prettyUrl enabled by default and the changes have been made to
.htaccessas well as
urlManagercomponent config in the config directory.
Directory Structure ¶
/ contains the entry script and web resources assets/ contains runtime web assets assets_b/ contains assets definition commands/ contains console commands (controllers) config/ contains application configurations controllers/ contains Web controller classes mail/ contains view files for e-mails models/ contains model classes runtime/ contains files generated during runtime tests/ contains various tests for the yii2-practical-b application vendor/ contains dependent 3rd-party packages views/ contains view files for the Web application
The minimum requirement by this application template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.
Install from an Archive File ¶
Extract the archive file downloaded from yiiframework.com to
a directory named
practical-b that is directly under the Web root.
You can then access the application through the following URL:
Install via Composer ¶
You can then install this application template using the following command:
php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev kartik-v/yii2-app-practical-b practical-b
Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming
practical-b is the directory
directly under the Web root.
Edit the file
config/db.php with real data, for example:
return [ 'class' => 'yii\db\Connection', 'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2practicalb', 'username' => 'root', 'password' => '1234', 'charset' => 'utf8', ];
NOTE: Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
Also check and edit the other files in the
config/ directory to customize your application.
You can view the documentation and submit your comments.
yii2-app-practical-b is released under the BSD 3-Clause License. See the bundled
LICENSE.md for details.