Yii PHP Framework
Yii PHP Framework is an open source, free and platform-independent web-based software that provides a high-performance component-based PHP framework, especially designed to allow web programmers to develop large-scale, web-based applications.
Yii is written in strict OOP (Object-oriented programming), it is easy to learn, includes highly reusable components, and can reduce your development time significantly, as you only need to know object-oriented programming and PHP to use it.
Features at a glance
Key features include MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern, AJAX-enabled widgets, web services, error logging and handling, automatic code generation, database migration, extension library, query builder, Database Access Objects (DAO) support, as well as comprehensive documentation.
Additionally, the software features unit testing, functionality testing, theming and skinning, built-in authorization and authentication, support for third-party code, layered caching scheme, form validation and input, localization and Internationalization, and Active Record support.
Thanks to the adopted MVC model, Yii is capable of offering a clean SoC (Separation of Concerns, simplifying the development and maintenance of Web apps. Hierarchical Role-based Access Control (RBAC) is also supported, as well as many other attractive and innovative features.
Getting started with Yii PHP Framework
To install and use Yii PHP Framework on your platform, download the latest version from Softpedia or via the project’s official website (see link at the end of the article), where it is distributed in two editions, Basic and Advanced.
Save the archive somewhere on your computer, extract its contents with your favorite archive manager utility, open your preferred FTP client, connect to the server where you want to deploy Yii PHP Framework and transfer all the files into a folder on the root of your server.
The project is supported on all distributions of Linux that have up-to-date and healthy Apache and PHP 5.4 installations. Supported hardware architectures include 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x86_64).