Yii 2

CloudPanel v1 is obsolete

CloudPanel v1 is obsolete; check out the CloudPanel v2 Docs.

On this page, we explain step by step how to setup Yii 2 with CloudPanel.


In the following example we will setup Yii under the domain www.domain.com.


Before we can start with the installation, we need to create an SSH User, a Database, and a Domain.

When you Add the Domain, make sure to select the Yii 2 Vhost Template and the right PHP Version.

Document Root

Make sure to point the Document Root to the web directory.


To install Yii do the following steps:

  1. Login via SSH to the server e.g. with john-ssh and go htdocs directory:
cd /home/cloudpanel/htdocs/
  1. Delete the project directory which has been created by CloudPanel:
rm -rf /home/cloudpanel/htdocs/www.domain.com
  1. Install via composer:
php7.4 /usr/local/bin/composer create-project --prefer-dist yiisoft/yii2-app-basic www.domain.com
  1. Reset permissions.
cd /home/cloudpanel/htdocs/
clpctl system:permissions:reset www.domain.com 775
  1. Done! You can now open your domain in your browser to see the welcome page.