Yii 2 Shared Project Template

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Yii 2 Shared Project Template is a skeleton Yii 2 application best for rapidly creating small projects for shared hosting.

The template contains the basic features including user login/logout and a contact page. It includes all commonly used configurations that would allow you to focus on adding new features to your application.


The minimum requirement by this project template that your Web server supports PHP 5.4.0.

Install via Composer

If you do not have Composer, you may install it by following the instructions at

You can then install this project template using the following command:

php composer.phar global require "fxp/composer-asset-plugin:~1.1.0"
php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist cherif/yii2-app-shared shared

Now you should be able to access the application through the following URL, assuming shared is the directory directly under the Web root.




Edit the file config/db.php with real data, for example:

return [
    'class' => 'yii\db\Connection',
    'dsn' => 'mysql:host=localhost;dbname=yii2shared',
    'username' => 'root',
    'password' => '1234',
    'charset' => 'utf8',


  • Yii won't create the database for you, this has to be done manually before you can access it.
  • Check and edit the other files in the protected/config/ directory to customize your application as required.
  • Refer to the README in the tests directory for information specific to shared application tests.