I have XAMPP installed on Windows XP and I see the following instructions:
Unpack the Yii release file to a Web-accessible directory.
BUT I also see:
Tip: Yii does not need to be installed under a Web-accessible directory. An Yii application has one entry script which is usually the only file that needs to be exposed to Web users. Other PHP scripts, including those from Yii, should be protected from Web access since they may be exploited for hacking.
So I first installed it into:
C:\xampp\yiiroot but when I tried to run the requirements test it could get to that location so when I stuck it into the c:\xampp\htdocs\yiiroot then I could run it. Obviously it is because there isn't an alias to it, but then creating an alias to c:\xampp\yiiroot would be defeating the "protection".
So how can I install in some location other than htdocs so it isn't accessible by web, but work for framework.