Change url frontend/web in Yii2

Demo here

The default ‘frontend’ url in yii2 is


Now, we will change it to 


change url frontent web in yii2

Let’s do it!

1) Create .htaccess on your root directory of yii, copy script below (ctrl + h if .htaccess is hidden) :

Options -Indexes

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
  RewriteEngine on

  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^public
  RewriteRule ^(.*)$ frontend/web/$1 [L]

# Deny accessing below extensions
<Files ~ "(.json|.lock|.git)">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

# Deny accessing dot files
RewriteRule (^\.|/\.) - [F]

create htaccessOptions -Indexes
used for preventing show of list file in your folder

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^public
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ frontend/web/$1 [L] used for routed to frontend/web. So if you access http://yourdomain.com, actually you access frontend/web.

<Files ~ “(.json|.lock|.git)”>
Order allow,deny
Deny from all
used for deny file type : .json / .lock / .git on your root directory

2) Create .htaccess in /frontend/web, copy the following script :

RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

RewriteRule . index.php

Screenshot from 2015-07-29 12:24:143) open frontend/config/main.php, add the following script :

return [
	'homeUrl' => '/',
    'components' => [
		'request' => [
			'baseUrl' => '/',
		'urlManager' => [
            'baseUrl' => '/',
            'enablePrettyUrl' => true,
            'showScriptName' => false,
            'rules' => []

config main yii24. Test your website! 🙂

reference : http://www.yiiframework.com/wiki/755/how-to-hide-frontend-web-in-url-addresses-on-apache/

Ambar Hasbiyatmoko

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