How to install Yii2 on ubuntu using composer
Best way to install Yii Framework is using composer. Below we will see installation steps of a php framework yii2 on ubuntu. Let’s see How to install yii2 on ubuntu using composer. Before composer install we need some more packages installation. In this article (How to install Yii2 on ubuntu using composer) we will explore step by step all the commands to make yii2 installation easy and need to make yii2 install. You need to just run these commands step by step via terminal.
PHP >= 5.4
Some of packages installed :- curl, openssl, mcrypt etc.
Below are the steps of installing yii2 on ubuntu using composer:- first we need to install latest update and upgrade of ubuntu server. so for this run below command at your terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
After update we need to install php, apche, mysql (if not already installed)
Install php mysql and apache
sudo apt-get install apache2 sudo apt-get install php5 sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install php5-mysql
Now we need to install some of require extension (json, curl, mcrypt etc.) to run and download yii2 framework. and then restart apache server to setup all extension. May be you don’t need to all extension but it’s sometimes require extension you need.
#installing json extension sudo apt-get install php5-json #installing unzip extension sudo apt-get install unzip #installing curl extension sudo apt-get install curl #installing openssl extension sudo apt-get install openssl #installing mcrypt extension sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt #enable mcrypt extension sudo php5enmod mcrypt #enable mod rewrite extension sudo a2enmod rewrite #php gd extension sudo apt-get install php5-gd #restarting apache sudo service apache2 restart
After successfully configure all php setup and require extension we need to install composer to download yii2 from remote server. for this first command will be for download composer using curl then second one move composer to local user directory for make composer globally use.
# installing composer curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php # move composer globally sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer # check composer working composer
Note :- If you have already installed composer and it’s a old version you can update composer via below command
# updating composer composer self-update
Now we have composer installed successfully on our ubuntu. and then we need to install yii2 on ubuntu. I am sharing steps below with terminal command run screen-shots that how to install yii2 on ubuntu.
Now need to install Composer asset plugin first using composer. Composer asset plugin allows managing bower and npm package dependencies.
# install Composer asset plugin composer global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:1.0.0"
Now run below command to install yii2. First i am going switch to my preferred destination where i want to install yii2 so i am installing at /var/www/html/ directory.
Note:- During installation Composer may ask for your Github login credentials. This is normal because Composer needs to get enough API rate-limit to retrieve the dependent package information from Github.
# changing dir cd /var/www/html/ # install yii2 composer create-project yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic
You can also give your location at installation time see Full command of yii2 installation is there “–prefer-dist” means location where you want to install yii.
composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic
Now check your preferred location you have a new directory named “basic” you can rename it. also you can rename basic to your-name at installation time like below.
composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic NewName
Now you are done with how to install yii2 on ubuntu. and open url on http://localhost/basic/web/ and bam. Now you can enjoy a new php framework. you can get more about this on official site of yii framework and see what’s new features you are getting. you will really enjoy this php framework.
Note :- If you want to install the latest development version of Yii then you need to execute below command via terminal.
composer create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev yiisoft/yii2-app-basic basic