How to InstalL Yii Framework in Windows 7

This is simple tutorial how to install yii framework in your desktop/notebook

A. Download and Extract

1. Going to and download the newest Yii Framework

2. Extract the folder and rename it as you wish. I’m using wamp server here, so i just put it in c:\wamp\www\yii

3. Check your pc/notebook compatibility by type in your browser something like this : http://localhost/yii/requirements/

B. Install Yii Framework

Basically, there are 3 steps that you should know.

1. Running command prompt

2. Looking the path for php.exe
Im using wamp server. The location for php exe in wamp server is: c:\wamp\bin\php\yourphpversion\php.exe (im using php5.3.13)

3. Create the yii skeleton.
you should understand 3 components below :
– location yiic :
– webapp (web application)
– location the program that you wish to install

4. Goosshh,,
Finally, the structure to make your own yii program is like this:
location_php_exe location_yii webapp location_your_application:

Make it simple:

type in your cmd (command prompt) like this:
c:\wamp\bin\php\your_php_version\php.exe c:\wamp\www\yii\framework\yiic webapp c:\wamp\www\yii\your_application_name

Well, the screenshoot is like this:

Click yess,, and tarrraaaa,, your yii application is on the fly.

Open your browser, type: http://localhost/your_application_name  and you’ll find your yii framework.

Well, so easy yeaahh? :D.  Alhamdulillah 🙂

Source: anywhere in internet (sorry, i’m just forgot to save the link >.< )


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