NGINX Unit
v. 1.19.0

Yii§

To run apps based on the Yii framework versions 1.1 or 2.0 using Unit:

  1. Install Unit with a PHP language module.

  2. Next, install Yii and create or deploy your app.

    Here, we use Yii’s basic project template and Composer:

    $ cd /path/to/
    $ composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic app
    

    This creates the app’s directory tree at /path/to/app/. Its web/ subdirectory contains both the root index.php and the static files; if your app requires additional .php scripts, also store them here.

  3. Prepare and upload the app configuration to Unit (note the use of uri, share, and fallback):

    {
        "listeners": {
            "*:80": {
                "pass": "routes/yii"
            }
        },
    
        "routes": {
            "yii": [
                {
                    "match": {
                        "uri": [
                            "!/assets/*",
                            "*.php",
                            "*.php/*"
                        ]
                    },
    
                    "action": {
                        "pass": "applications/yii/direct"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "action": {
                        "share": "/path/to/app/web/",
                        "fallback": {
                            "pass": "applications/yii/index"
                        }
                    }
                }
            ]
        },
    
        "applications": {
            "yii": {
                "type": "php",
                "user": "www-data",
                "targets": {
                    "direct": {
                        "root": "/path/to/app/web/"
                    },
    
                    "index": {
                        "root": "/path/to/app/web/",
                        "script": "index.php"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
    

    For a detailed discussion, see Configuring Web Servers and Running Applications in Yii 2.0 docs.

    Note

    The difference between the pass targets is their usage of the script setting:

    • The direct target runs the .php script from the URI or index.php if the URI omits it.
    • The index target specifies the script that Unit runs for any URIs the target receives.
  4. Upload the configuration to Unit. Assuming the config above is saved as yii.json:

    # curl -X PUT --data-binary @yii.json --unix-socket \
           /path/to/control.unit.sock http://localhost/config
    
  5. Finally, browse to http://localhost:80 to check out your app locally:

    Yii Basic Template App on Unit
  1. Install Unit with a PHP language module.

  2. Next, install Yii and create or deploy your app.

    Here, we use Yii’s basic project template and yiic:

    $ git clone git@github.com:yiisoft/yii.git /path/to/yii1.1/
    $ /path/to/yii1.1/framework/yiic webapp /path/to/app
    

    This creates the app’s directory tree at /path/to/app/.

  3. Prepare and upload the app configuration to Unit (note the use of uri, share, and fallback):

    {
        "listeners": {
            "*:80": {
                "pass": "routes/yii"
            }
        },
    
        "routes": {
            "yii": [
                {
                    "match": {
                        "uri": [
                            "!/assets/*",
                            "!/protected/*",
                            "!/themes/*",
                            "*.php",
                            "*.php/*"
                        ]
                    },
    
                    "action": {
                        "pass": "applications/yii/direct"
                    }
                },
                {
                    "action": {
                        "share": "/path/to/app/",
                        "fallback": {
                            "pass": "applications/yii/index"
                        }
                    }
                }
            ]
        },
    
        "applications": {
            "yii": {
                "type": "php",
                "user": "www-data",
                "targets": {
                    "direct": {
                        "root": "/path/to/app/"
                    },
                    "index": {
                        "root": "/path/to/app/",
                        "script": "index.php"
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
    

    For a detailed discussion, see Yii 1.1 docs.

    Note

    The difference between the pass targets is their usage of the script setting:

    • The direct target runs the .php script from the URI or index.php if the URI omits it.
    • The index target specifies the script that Unit runs for any URIs the target receives.
  4. Upload the configuration to Unit. Assuming the config above is saved as yii.json:

    # curl -X PUT --data-binary @yii.json --unix-socket \
           /path/to/control.unit.sock http://localhost/config
    
  5. Finally, browse to http://localhost:80 to check out your app locally:

    Yii Basic Template App on Unit