Error in guide

This is the part to install from an archive file :

Installing Yii from an archive file involves three steps:

Download the archive file from

Unpack the downloaded file to a Web-accessible folder.

Modify the config/web.php file by entering a secret key for the cookieValidationKey configuration item (this is done automatically if you are installing Yii using Composer):

// !!! insert a secret key in the following (if it is empty) - this is required by cookie validation

‘cookieValidationKey’ => ‘enter your secret key here’.

In this way i haven’t index file …


Sorry I don’t understand your question?

What exactly are you missing / not understanding?

If you are looking for the index.php

It is in basic app:


In advanced:




have you run the init command?

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