To quickly deploy Yii on web hosting, you can follow these steps:
- Prepare your web hosting environment: Ensure that your web hosting package supports PHP and meets the minimum requirements for Yii. It should also have a MySQL database available.
- Download Yii: Visit the Yii website (https://www.yiiframework.com/download) and download the latest stable version of Yii. Extract the downloaded files to a folder on your computer.
- Configure the web server: Connect to your web hosting server using FTP or a hosting panel tool. If necessary, create a new directory for your Yii application.
- Upload Yii files: Upload all the Yii files and folders to the directory you created or the root of your web server.
- Set up the database: Access your web hosting control panel or use an interface like phpMyAdmin to create a new database for your Yii application. Note down the database name, username, and password.
- Configure Yii application: Locate the "protected/config/main.php" file in your uploaded Yii files. Open it with a text editor and update the database settings to match your database name, username, and password.
- Run Yii migration (optional): If your Yii application utilizes database migrations, you need to run them to set up the database structure. Open a terminal or command prompt, navigate to your Yii directory, and execute the following command: ./protected/yiic migrate. This command may vary depending on your hosting environment.
- Set up URL rewrite (optional): If you want to enable clean URL routing, you need to configure URL rewrite rules. Locate the .htaccess file in your Yii directory and rename it to the appropriate configuration file for your web server (e.g., web.config for IIS). If you're using Apache, the .htaccess file should work without any modifications.
- Access your Yii application: Finally, open a web browser, enter your domain name or the URL of your Yii application, and you should see your Yii application up and running.
Make sure to refer to the Yii documentation for more details and troubleshooting specific to your hosting environment.