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Remove index.php from Yii project URL


Step 1 - Create htaccess

Open notepad or any other text editor, paste the following code into it :
Options +FollowSymLinks
IndexIgnore */*
RewriteEngine on
 
RewriteBase /donis
 
# if a directory or a file exists, use it directly
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
# otherwise forward it to index.php
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php)
RewriteRule ^(.+)$ index.php?$1 [PT,L,QSA]
Now on line 5 of this code, change the '/donis' with the project directory name of your project, suppose your project name is 'testproject' then it should look like this:
 
RewriteBase /testproject
Now save this file as .htaccess in your project folder 'mywebapp', over here my project name was 'blog'.



Step 2 - enable mod_rewrite


Next, find the httpd.conf file, open it and find the following line:
 
#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
Edit that line and remove the # symbol to enable loading of the module in apache. The line should now look like this:
 
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so



Step 3 - enable url overwriting


Now in the same httpd.conf file, search for the line
 
AllowOverride none
Modify it like this:
 
AllowOverride all
now save your file and close it.



Step 4 - edit your project configuration


Goto your Yii project directory and open the main.php file from config directory, find the following code:
 
'urlManager'=>array(
'urlFormat'=>'path',
...
Modify it and add the following code on the third line:
 
'showScriptName'=>false,
Now your config file should be looking like this
'urlManager'=>array(
'urlFormat'=>'path',
'showScriptName'=>false,
Save the file.



Step 5 - View project in browser


View your project url, eg -
 
http://localhost/[project-name]