What is Codeigniter?
Codeigniter is a PHP based Web development framework.Code igniter follows MVC and HMVC pattern for application development. This is one of the easiest and the simplest MVC frame work available in PHP. It doesn’t demand any configurational setting before execution. We just need to download the Codeigniter source code and to execute it on webserver.
How to and from where we will find the CodeIgniter?
We can download the latest release source code from official website of CodeIgniter [https://codeigniter.com/download]. It is a 2.7 MB zip file for CodeIgniter 3.1.10.
We can also clone it or fork it from Git Hub [https://github.com/bcit-ci/CodeIgniter].
When we will extract we will find 3 folders
application – is what we will use for creating modules,display and our logic will remain there in Models,Views and Controllers.
system – folder is core files of CodeIgniter, that we don’t need to work on.
user_guide – is the tutorial, documentation and examples of how to use Code igniter and this is the best documentation available for any MVC framework.
How to configure it?
No any configuration required. Just put the extracted folder inside your localhost directory and run it, You will find a welcome home screen.