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Deploy a Symfony 2 app on a shared hosting

  • Move all the contents of the directory called web on the root of the Symfony2 project
  • Rename app_dev.php in your index.php
  • Edit the .htaccess file replacing all app_dev.php with index.php
  • Edit your index.php simply updating the require_once paths to let it include the files on the right paths:
    <?phpuse Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\Request;// If you don't want to setup permissions the proper way, just uncomment the following PHP line// read http://symfony.com/doc/current/book/installation.html#configuration-and-setup for more information//umask(0000);// This check prevents access to debug front controllers that are deployed by accident to production servers.// Feel free to remove this, extend it, or make something more sophisticated.if (isset($_SERVER['HTTP_CLIENT_IP']) || isset($_SERVER['HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR']) || !in_array(@$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], array('127.0.0.1', 'fe80::1', '::1'))) { header('HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden'); exit('You are not allowed to access this file. Check '.basename(__FILE__).' for more information.');}$loader = require_once __DIR__.'/app/bootstrap.php.cache';require_once __DIR__.'/app/AppKernel.php';$kernel = new AppKernel('dev', true);$kernel->loadClassCache();$request = Request::createFromGlobals();$response = $kernel->handle($request);$response->send();$kernel->terminate($request, $response);
  • That's all! Here is my .htaccess file:
    # Use the front controller as index file. It serves as a fallback solution when# every other rewrite/redirect fails (e.g. in an aliased environment without# mod_rewrite). Additionally, this reduces the matching process for the# start page (path "/") because otherwise Apache will apply the rewriting rules# to each configured DirectoryIndex file (e.g. index.php, index.html, index.pl).DirectoryIndex index.php<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On # Determine the RewriteBase automatically and set it as environment variable. # If you are using Apache aliases to do mass virtual hosting or installed the # project in a subdirectory, the base path will be prepended to allow proper # resolution of the app.php file and to redirect to the correct URI. It will # work in environments without path prefix as well, providing a safe, one-size # fits all solution. But as you do not need it in this case, you can comment # the following 2 lines to eliminate the overhead. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}::$1 ^(/.+)/(.*)::\2$ RewriteRule ^(.*) - [E=BASE:%1] # Redirect to URI without front controller to prevent duplicate content # (with and without `/app.php`). Only do this redirect on the initial # rewrite by Apache and not on subsequent cycles. Otherwise we would get an # endless redirect loop (request -> rewrite to front controller -> # redirect -> request -> ...). # So in case you get a "too many redirects" error or you always get redirected # to the start page because your Apache does not expose the REDIRECT_STATUS # environment variable, you have 2 choices: # - disable this feature by commenting the following 2 lines or # - use Apache >= 2.3.9 and replace all L flags by END flags and remove the # following RewriteCond (best solution) RewriteCond %{ENV:REDIRECT_STATUS} ^$ RewriteRule ^index\.php(/(.*)|$) %{ENV:BASE}/$2 [R=301,L] # If the requested filename exists, simply serve it. # We only want to let Apache serve files and not directories. RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f RewriteRule .? - [L] # Rewrite all other queries to the front controller. RewriteRule .? %{ENV:BASE}/index.php [L]</IfModule><IfModule !mod_rewrite.c> <IfModule mod_alias.c> # When mod_rewrite is not available, we instruct a temporary redirect of # the start page to the front controller explicitly so that the website # and the generated links can still be used. RedirectMatch 302 ^/$ /index.php/ # RedirectTemp cannot be used instead </IfModule></IfModule>

Sounds good! Hope this will work :)

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