Codeigniter is one of the best PHP frameworks to create/manage the website and web application, and it has nearly zero configuration that means you don’t need to spend extra time to configure the project.
I like Codeigniter because of its simplicity and small footprint; I have created many websites and web applications 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 to please download 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: Download the Codeigniter 4 from Github.
Step 2: Unzip the project and keep the project name newCI4 and move your project to your server. I have the XAMPP, so that’s why I have an htdocs folder. If you are working wamp, you have the www directory.
Step 3: Open your project in your text-Editor. I am using sublime3. If you are using any editor, you just use it.
Step 4: Open your browser and access this URL
You have the public folder to keep your CSS and JS files.