I read the documentation about advanced template, and the differences are:
Front- and back-end apps
Ready to use User model
User signup and password restore
I have a doubt about Front- and back-end apps, when I use Yii 1, to work using mvc is very easy, I create a controller, in a actionTest for example, and I make a render to view, very easy.
I read the guide to use the basic in Yii 2, and the same way Yii 1 I can create in controller the render to view. Using Yii 2 advanced is different, the backend is divided from the frontend, is good, but the way to work is different? If I create a controller I cant render directly to view? I did not understand.
I will start a new medium-sized project, my team has 4 members, the app work with 2 defferent databases, we have a server to database and another server to app. In this case whats the better template? Basic or Advanced? We have a designer working in front end and developers working in back end, but the app will run in one server.
I ask this because the documentation mentions:
This template is for large projects developed in teams where the backend is divided from the frontend, application is deployed to multiple servers etc.
But my team work together on company. I think I did not really understand the difference between basic and advanced, for me is the same.
backend in this context mean admin part and frontend means public part. It’s not about serverside and clientside. You can easily stick with basic template if you don’t plan to divide your project into separate applications. Basic is pretty fine for teams and doesn’t affect your designer in any way.
The difference is in directories structure and entry points only. advanced suits applications that are mean to be run on separate domains/servers better. That’s it.