Codeigniter is one of the best PHP frameworks to create/manage the website and web application, it has nearly zero configuration that means you don’t need to spend extra time to configure the project, I personally like the Codeigniter because of its simplicity and small footprint, I have created many websites and web application in Codeigniter.
The popularity of Codeigniter
The future of the Codeigniter is the Codeignter 4, in Codeigniter 4 they have introduced many things like Modeling Data, migrations, database seeding and much more you can download the Codeigniter 4 using composer or from github. I prefer please downlaod it from GitHub because the production version is not yet launched.
The server requirements are.
- PHP 7.2 or newer version.
- MYSQL 5.1+
And the PHP extensions should be enabled
Step 1: Downlaod the Codeigniter 4 from github.
Step 2: Unzip the project and keep the project name newCI4 and move your project in your server, I have the XAMPP so that’s why I have htdocs folder, if you are working wamp definitely you have the www directory.
Step 3: Open your project in you text-Editor, I am using sublime3 if you using any editor you just use it.
Step 4: Open your browser and access this URL http://localhost/newci4/public/
You have the public folder to keep your CSS and JS files.