LAN not maintaining server address in links YII2 advanced

(Stillblue) #1

Everything works fine on localhost but when I connect from remote computer to the server I get the home page fine as well as the login but when I push a button for a link

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the remote navigator goes to paie.loc/index.php?r=partielle%2Findex" and not"
I’ve been trying everything I can find on apache2 and YII2 but I’m to the point now I’d probably look square at the error and not see it.
As a temp I can add paie.loc to the remote host file but that’s not a good solution in the end as many computers will eventually connect.

(demonking) #2

Could you post some code?
Is it a advanced app? or a basic?

Your Yii Config ?
The Template, where the domain appears?

(Stillblue) #3

paie.loc.conf (current iteration, tried several)
<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName paie.loc
DocumentRoot “/var/www/html/payroll/frontend/web/”

    <Directory "/var/www/html/payroll/frontend/web/">
			Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
		AllowOverride All
		Require all granted


$params = array_merge(
require DIR . ‘/…/…/common/config/params.php’,
require DIR . ‘/…/…/common/config/params-local.php’,
require DIR . ‘/params.php’,
require DIR . ‘/params-local.php’

return [
‘id’ => ‘app-frontend’,
‘name’=>‘Paie Kasaï Central’,
‘basePath’ => dirname(DIR),
‘bootstrap’ => [‘log’],
‘controllerNamespace’ => ‘frontend\controllers’,
‘language’ => ‘fr-FR’,
‘timezone’ => ‘Africa/Harare’,
‘modules’ => [
‘gridview’ => [
‘class’ => ‘kartik\grid\Module’,
// other settings (refer documentation)
‘components’ => [
‘request’ => [
‘csrfParam’ => ‘_csrf-frontend’,
‘user’ => [
‘identityClass’ => ‘common\models\User’,
‘enableAutoLogin’ => false,
‘identityCookie’ => [‘name’ => ‘_identity-frontend’, ‘httpOnly’ => true],
‘session’ => [
// this is the name of the session cookie used for login on the frontend
‘name’ => ‘advanced-frontend’,
‘log’ => [
‘traceLevel’ => YII_DEBUG ? 3 : 0,
‘targets’ => [
‘class’ => ‘yii\log\FileTarget’,
‘levels’ => [‘error’, ‘warning’],
‘class’=> ‘yii\rbac\DbManager’,
‘defaultRoles’=> [‘guest’],
‘errorHandler’ => [
‘errorAction’ => ‘site/error’,

  /*  'urlManager' => [
        'enablePrettyUrl' => true,
        'showScriptName' => false,
        'rules' => [

'params' => $params,


(demonking) #4

Thanks for the info, now i understand your problem.

Depends on your Operating System :

Windows < 8 :


Windows 8 and 10 :




Please apply the following :   paie.loc

The Problem is you could only use an ip or a domain, but not a mix of it.
Otherwise you have to make some rewrite rules that rewrite to

(Stillblue) #5

Just to be clear I put that on the server side? paie.loc

(Stillblue) #6

If I put that on the remote computer it works, I suppose that I could change all the links to include but I would hope there’s a better way that allows for the software to be used on other servers and not need mods to remote computers.

(Stillblue) #7

The power of sharing to clear your head. What is not visible in the code above is that my links started with http://
Removed that and bingo all is well.

(demonking) #8

so you have hardcoded links in your code.
Prevent this in the future with relative links like



But nice to hear, that you fixed it. :slight_smile: