This example will use
composer to install Yii from within the Devilbox PHP container.
composer requires the underlying file system to support symlinks. If you
use Docker Toolbox you need to explicitly allow/enable this.
See below for instructions:
- Docker Toolbox and Symlinks
After completing the below listed steps, you will have a working Yii setup ready to be served via http and https.
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The following configuration will be used:
|Project name||VirtualHost directory||Database||TLD_SUFFIX||Project URL|
- Inside the Devilbox PHP container, projects are always in
- On your host operating system, projects are by default in
./data/www/inside the Devilbox git directory. This path can be changed via HOST_PATH_HTTPD_DATADIR.
It will be ready in six simple steps:
- Enter the PHP container
- Create a new VirtualHost directory
- Install Yii2 via
- Symlink webroot directory
- Setup DNS record
- Visit http://my-wp.loc in your browser
All work will be done inside the PHP container as it provides you with all required command line tools.
Navigate to the Devilbox git directory and execute
shell.bat on Windows) to
enter the running PHP container.
The vhost directory defines the name under which your project will be available.
<vhost dir>.TLD_SUFFIX will be the final URL ).
email@example.com in /shared/httpd $ mkdir my-yii
Navigate into your newly created vhost directory and install Yii2 with
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd $ cd my-yii email@example.com in /shared/httpd/my-yii $ composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev yiisoft/yii2-app-basic yii2-dev
How does the directory structure look after installation:
firstname.lastname@example.org in /shared/httpd/my-yii $ tree -L 1 . └── yii2-dev 1 directory, 0 files
If you have Auto DNS configured already, you can skip this section, because DNS entries will be available automatically by the bundled DNS server.
If you don’t have Auto DNS configured, you will need to add the following line to your
host operating systems
/etc/hosts file (or
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc on Windows):
Once everything is installed and setup correctly, you might be interested in a few follow-up topics.
The Devilbox ships most common Web UIs accessible from the intranet.
Go ahead and make the Devilbox more smoothly by setting up its core features.
In case your framework/CMS requires it, attach caching, queues, database or performance tools.