how to install Yii2 via composer

Installing Yii2 Via Composer

Installing Yii2 Via Composer

Yii2 is very easy to install using composer

Please follow below steps

1. Installing Composer

If you do not already have composer installed, you may do so by following the instructions at

On Linux and Mac OS X, you’ll run the following commands:

curl -sS | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

To check the composer installation, Type the below code in command prompt

composer -V

2. Installing Yii Via Composer

you can install Yii by running the following commands under a Web-accessible folder:

e.g /var/www/html

Yii2 are having two appliation in They are “Advanced application template”, “Basic application template”

For small application basic template useful and easy to manage, We will see basic application installation

composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic

This will install the latest stable version of Yii application template in a directory named basic. You can choose a different directory name if you want on basic directory.

3. Verifying the Installation

After installation is done, either configure your web server (How to install nginx, php, mysql on ubuntu)


use the built-in PHP[required php installed] web server by running the following console command while in the project web directory:

php yii serve

It will run the application default port 8080, if want different port

php yii serve --port=9090

installed yii

You should see the above “Congratulations!” page in your browser. If not, please check if your PHP installation satisfies Yii’s requirements.

You can check if the minimum requirements are met using one of the following approaches:

Copy /requirements.php to /web/requirements.php and then use a browser to access it via http://localhost/requirements.php

Run the following commands:

cd basic
php requirements.php

you will see below list, read things you have update in php

yii requirement

You should configure your PHP installation so that it meets the minimum requirements of Yii. Most importantly, you should have PHP 5.4 or above. Ideally latest PHP 7.

You should also install the PDO PHP Extension and a corresponding database driver (such as pdo_mysql for MySQL databases), if your application needs a database.

Please see the link to install laravel framework

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