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If you are using standard (autogenerated) configuration file, there are some default URL-rewriting rules and application and/or module can be accessed via URLs like these:


```php
http://{server_address}/{application_path}/site/index.html
http://{server_address}/{application_path}/{
controller_imoduleId}/default/index.html
```
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If you wish to change not only URLs (which can be done with URL Management --> see [here](http://www.yiiframework.com/doc/guide/1.1/en/topics.url "URL Management")), but also controllers names (for example for some files and folders structure cleanup or for satisfying defined name nomenclature), you will have to undertakes theses four steps:

1. Change controller's file name, for example from _SiteController.php_ to _MainController.php
_". 2. Edit this controller file and change class name, in the first code line, for example from _SiteController_ to _MainController_" (see end of this chapter).
3. Change views folder name, for example from _protected/views/site_ to _protected/views/main_.
4. If this is main (default, major) controller, edit application configuration file and inform Yii about change in application or module default controller name.

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Created on: Dec 9, 2010
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