Placement of a project on the Symfony framework on the server

As you know from the lessons, the public directory of Symfony framework by default is web/, and the framework directories lie next to it. This means that for normal operation and pretty URLs, the DocumentRoot on the server should be set specifically to the web/ folder. But this is not always convenient and not always possible on hosting. In most cases, you will not have the ability to edit the DocumentRoot.

There are at least 2 ways to solve this problem.

The first one. Not quite elegant, but it works. You need to configure modrewrite via .htaccess in such a way as to redirect addresses like http://site/url -> http://site/web/url. It is done as follows:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ web/$1 [L,QSA]

In principle, it will do, but web in the URL somehow doesn't look right =) The second one. In order to get more pretty and natural URLs, it is sufficient to move the contents of the web/ directory to the root directory (httpdocs or another one depending on the settings), but you need to specify the new location of the entry scripts in Symfony framework:

$loader = require_once __DIR__.'/app/bootstrap.php.cache';


require_once __DIR__.'/app/AppKernel.php';

Instead of the default ones:

$loader = require_once __DIR__.'/../app/bootstrap.php.cache';


require_once __DIR__.'/../app/AppKernel.php';

That's basically it. Just don't forget to change the installation directory for assets during subsequent updates (now they should be placed in the root, not in web/):

php app/console assets:install --env=prod .
php app/console assetic:dump --env=prod .

Also, it won't hurt to replace IndexDirectory in .htaccess:

DirectoryIndex app.php