HTTP application runner

2.2.0 2023-12-25 18:16 UTC



Yii HTTP Runner

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The package contains a bootstrap for running Yii3 HTTP application.


  • PHP 8.0 or higher.


The package could be installed with composer:

composer require yiisoft/yii-runner-http

General usage

In your HTTP entry script do the following:

#!/usr/bin/env php


use Yiisoft\Yii\Runner\Http\HttpApplicationRunner;

require_once __DIR__ . '/autoload.php';

(new HttpApplicationRunner(
    rootPath: __DIR__, 
    debug: $_ENV['YII_DEBUG'],
    checkEvents: $_ENV['YII_DEBUG'],
    environment: $_ENV['YII_ENV']

Additional configuration

By default, the HttpApplicationRunner is configured to work with Yii application templates and follows the config groups convention.

You can override the default configuration using constructor parameters and immutable setters.

Constructor parameters

$rootPath — the absolute path to the project root.

$debug — whether the debug mode is enabled.

$checkEvents — whether check events' configuration.

$environment — the environment name.

$bootstrapGroup — the bootstrap configuration group name.

$eventsGroup — the events' configuration group name.

$diGroup — the container definitions' configuration group name.

$diProvidersGroup — the container providers' configuration group name.

$diDelegatesGroup — the container delegates' configuration group name.

$diTagsGroup — the container tags' configuration group name.

$paramsGroup — the config parameters group name.

$nestedParamsGroups — configuration group names that are included into config parameters group. This is needed for recursive merge parameters.

$nestedEventsGroups — configuration group names that are included into events' configuration group. This is needed for reverse and recursive merge events' configurations.

Immutable setters

If the configuration instance settings differ from the default you can specify a customized configuration instance:

 * @var Yiisoft\Config\ConfigInterface $config
 * @var Yiisoft\Yii\Runner\Http\HttpApplicationRunner $runner

$runner = $runner->withConfig($config);

The default container is Yiisoft\Di\Container. But you can specify any implementation of the Psr\Container\ContainerInterface:

 * @var Psr\Container\ContainerInterface $container
 * @var Yiisoft\Yii\Runner\Http\HttpApplicationRunner $runner

$runner = $runner->withContainer($container);

In addition to the error handler that is defined in the container, the runner uses a temporary error handler. A temporary error handler is needed to handle the creation of configuration and container instances, then the error handler configured in your application configuration will be used.

By default, the temporary error handler uses HTML renderer and logging to a file. You can override this as follows:

 * @var Psr\Log\LoggerInterface $logger
 * @var Yiisoft\ErrorHandler\Renderer\PlainTextRenderer $renderer
 * @var Yiisoft\Yii\Runner\Http\HttpApplicationRunner $runner

$runner = $runner->withTemporaryErrorHandler(
    new Yiisoft\ErrorHandler\ErrorHandler($logger, $renderer),


Unit testing

The package is tested with PHPUnit. To run tests:


Mutation testing

The package tests are checked with Infection mutation framework with Infection Static Analysis Plugin. To run it:


Static analysis

The code is statically analyzed with Psalm. To run static analysis:



The Yii HTTP Runner is free software. It is released under the terms of the BSD License. Please see LICENSE for more information.

Maintained by Yii Software.

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