How to install Yii on Google Cloud?

by tressie.damore , in category: Third Party Scripts , 8 months ago

How to install Yii on Google Cloud?

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by haylee.mertz , 8 months ago

@tressie.damore 

To install Yii on Google Cloud, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Set up a Google Cloud instance: Create a new virtual machine instance on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) using the Google Cloud Console. Choose the operating system and machine type that suits your requirements.
  2. Connect to your instance: Use SSH to connect to your virtual machine instance. You can do this from the Google Cloud Console or by using an SSH client like PuTTY.
  3. Update system packages: Update the system packages on your virtual machine instance by running the following command:
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sudo apt-get update


  1. Install PHP and required extensions: Yii is built on PHP framework, so you need to install PHP and other necessary extensions. Run the following command to install PHP and its dependencies:
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sudo apt-get install php7.4-cli php7.4-fpm php7.4-mysql php7.4-gd php7.4-xml php7.4-mbstring php7.4-zip


  1. Install Composer: Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP. Install Composer by running the following commands:
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cd ~
php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer


  1. Install Yii using Composer: Change to the directory where you want to install Yii, and then run the following command to install Yii using Composer:
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composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic myapp


Replace "myapp" with the name of your project.

  1. Configure your web server: Yii requires a web server to run. You can use Apache or Nginx. Configure your web server to point to the "web" directory of your Yii project.
  2. Set up a database: Yii uses a database backend for storing data. Set up a database server, create a new database, and configure the database connection in the Yii project's configuration file.
  3. Test Yii installation: Access your Yii project through a web browser by entering your server's IP address or domain name. If everything is set up correctly, you should see the default Yii application homepage.


That's it! You have successfully installed Yii on Google Cloud. You can now start developing your Yii application.