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What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.
CodeIgniter is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.
CodeIgniter is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CodeIgniter's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses CodeIgniter?

Companies
1741 companies reportedly use CodeIgniter in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Esummarizer.com, and BirdView.

Developers
1341 developers on StackShare have stated that they use CodeIgniter.

CodeIgniter Integrations

PHP, Laravel, KeyCDN, Deployer, and BunnyCDN are some of the popular tools that integrate with CodeIgniter. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with CodeIgniter.
Pros of CodeIgniter
86
Mvc
76
Easy setup
70
Open source
62
Well documented
36
Community support
25
Easy to learn
21
Easy
14
Fast
11
HMVC
9
"Fast","Easy","MVC"
9
Language Suppert
7
Powerful
6
I think it is best. we can make all types of project
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Open source, Easy to setup
6
Easy, fast and full functional
5
Beginner friendly framework
5
Customizable
4
Super Lightweight, Super Easy to Learn
3
CLI
2
Easily Extensible
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Powerful
Decisions about CodeIgniter

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose CodeIgniter in their tech stack.

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Currently, we're using CodeIgniter but would like to move away from it & use a more modern framework. What do you recommend?

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Narjis Fatima
Web developer at WebSolution Creators · | 2 upvotes · 17.7K views
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I have learned Python. I also developed an online Result management system in CodeIgniter for my school but now want to migrate to Django as the system is expanding. Is it a good idea?

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Michael Feldhake
Developer at Fleet-Nomics · | 7 upvotes · 7K views
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Hi all, I need to create a simple IoT interface application that connects the end device API with a GeoTab API. I am considering using Bubble due to its simple interface and configuration tools, but I fear it's too simple. We will want to add features and new devices as we grow - I was thinking of using CodeIgniter or CakePHP on a hosted site for the application. Must support JCOM encoding between the two APIs and there is no need for a separate interface as GeoTab already has one; we are just connecting and pushing data. Thoughts?

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CodeIgniter Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter?
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Yii
Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
Symfony
It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..
Kohana
Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.
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CodeIgniter's Followers
1444 developers follow CodeIgniter to keep up with related blogs and decisions.