• apache
  • mod_rewrite apache module
  • php >= 5.5
  • DB mysql ~ 5.5
  • SSH access

Php modules

  • mbstring
  • xml
  • pdo
  • pdo_mysql
  • json
  • phar
  • simplexml
  • timezonedb
  • gd или imagik
  • intl
  • mcrypt
  • fileinfo
  • curl

Php settings

  • short_open_tag on


1. Installation composer

The recommended way to install SkeekS CMS is with Composer. Composer is a dependency management tool for PHP that allows you to declare the dependencies your project needs and installs them into your project.

If you do not have Composer, follow the instructions in the Installing Yii section of the definitive guide to install it.

# Install Composer
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php


Alternative commands, depending on the server configuration and your access rights:

#composer if not installed globally, you can use this command
COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php composer.phar
# or use if composer installed globally
php yii
# or use (file yii must be executable)

2. Installation files

Establish example.com site in example.com folder

Navigate to the folder where are your projects (such as /var/www/sites/).

# Download latest version of composer
curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php

# Installing the base project SkeekS CMS
COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist --stability=dev skeeks/app-basic demo.ru
# Going into the project folder
cd demo.ru

3. Configuring the database

Edit the file to access the database, it is located at common/config/db.php

4. Installation of migrations

#Installation of ready-dump
php yii dbDumper/mysql/restore

5. Configuring the server

By default, your site opens at //example.com/frontend/web/

On hostings are configured by default under the usual sites.

But it can be reconfigured (and even necessary) in detail about this here: Server Configuration (web-server)

6. Authorization system

Default management system is available at the following address (if desired, it can be reconfigured)


root (login)

skeeks (password)

7. Check the working environment

If the installation process has been completed, but there are still not clear to you the error, it is likely that something is wrong is configured on the server. To do so, download to /frontend/web/ and run the file to test https://github.com/skeeks-cms/cms/blob/master/requirements.php environment. //example.com/frontend/web/requirements.php or //example.com/requirements.php (depends on item 4).


It is important to remember to check the setting of php: short_open_tag on


Standart update

# Composer update to the latest stable version
COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php composer.phar self-update && COMPOSER_HOME=.composer php composer.phar update -o

Configuring Web Servers


Info: You may skip this subsection for now if you are just test driving Yii with no intention of deploying it to a production server.

The application installed according to the above instructions should work out of box with either an Apache HTTP server or an Nginx HTTP server, on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux running PHP 5.5 or higher. Yii 2.0 is also compatible with facebook’s HHVM. However, there are some edge cases where HHVM behaves different than native PHP, so you have to take some extra care when using HHVM.

On a production server, you may want to configure your Web server so that the application can be accessed via the URL //www.example.com/index.php instead of //www.example.com/frontend/web/index.php. Such configuration requires pointing the document root of your Web server to the basic/web folder. You may also want to hide index.php from the URL, as described in the Routing and URL Creation section. In this subsection, you’ll learn how to configure your Apache or Nginx server to achieve these goals.

Reporting a security vulnerability

Publicly disclosing a vulnerability can put the entire community at risk. If you’ve discovered a security concern, please email us at support@skeeks.com.

After a security vulnerability has been corrected, a security hotfix release will be deployed as soon as possible.

Work with documents

Для написания документации используется генератор документации Sphinx. Стандартный синтаксис разметки reStructuredText

Полезные команды для генерации:

apt-get install python-pip
pip install Sphinx
pip install sphinx-intl
pip install sphinx_rtd_theme

make gettext
make html
sphinx-intl update -p _build/gettext -l ru
#make -e SPHINXOPTS="-D language='ru'" html

sphinx-build -D language='ru' ./ build/ru
sphinx-build ./ build/en