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CodeIgniter Installation

How to setup CodeIgniter In Xampp Server

To install CodeIgniter follow the following steps:

  1. Download the latest CodeIgniter by click on the download link version from the official Codeigniter website.
  2. Unzip the file in your htdocs folder and rename folder to blog.
  3. Set the base URL by opening application/config/config.php file with a text editor.


    $config['base_url'] = 'http://localhost/blog';

    Installation base url
  4. If you want to connect this project with the database, then open the application/config/database.php file with a text editor and set your database settings.


    $db['default'] = array(
    	'dsn'	=> '',
    	'hostname' => 'localhost',
    	'username' => 'root',
    	'password' => '',
    	'database' => 'my_db',
    	'dbdriver' => 'mysqli',
    	'dbprefix' => '',
    	'pconnect' => FALSE,
    	'db_debug' => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'production'),
    	'cache_on' => FALSE,
    	'cachedir' => '',
    	'char_set' => 'utf8',
    	'dbcollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',
    	'swap_pre' => '',
    	'encrypt' => FALSE,
    	'compress' => FALSE,
    	'stricton' => FALSE,
    	'failover' => array(),
    	'save_queries' => TRUE
  5. To check CodeIgniter install successfully or not open the following link in your browser.


Directory structure

CodeIgniter directory structure
CodeIgniter directory structure is divided into 3 folders −
  • application
  • system
  • user_guide