CodeIgniter – Faster and Lighter PHP Framework

CodeIgniter is a free open source PHP Framework with relatively small codebase. It uses the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach for development, which allows better separation between logic and presentation. It enable you to develop faster by providing a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.

CodeIgniter comes with full-range of libraries that enable the most commonly needed web development tasks, like accessing a database, sending email, validating form data, maintaining sessions, manipulating images, working with XML-RPC data and much more.


  • Model-View-Controller Based System
  • PHP 4 Compatible
  • Extremely Light Weight
  • Full Featured database classes with support for several platforms.
  • Active Record Database Support
  • Form and Data Validation
  • Security and XSS Filtering
  • Session Management
  • Email Sending Class. Supports Attachments, HTML/Text email, multiple protocols (sendmail, SMTP, and Mail) and more.
  • Image Manipulation Library (cropping, resizing, rotating, etc.). Supports GD, ImageMagick, and NetPBM
  • File Uploading Class
  • FTP Class
  • Localization
  • Pagination
  • Data Encryption
  • Benchmarking
  • Full Page Caching
  • Error Logging
  • Application Profiling
  • Scaffolding
  • Calendaring Class
  • User Agent Class
  • Zip Encoding Class
  • Template Engine Class
  • Trackback Class
  • XML-RPC Library
  • Unit Testing Class
  • Search-engine Friendly URLs
  • Flexible URI Routing
  • Support for Hooks, Class Extensions, and Plugins
  • Large library of “helper” functions

CodeIgniter is licensed under an Apache/BSD-style open source license. You can find further information & download on CodeIgniter Website.

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One Response to “CodeIgniter – Faster and Lighter PHP Framework”
  1. I’ve recently started using WordPress and I’m finding it extremely bloated. So I’ll do what I always do make a better one. To do that I’ll need a PHP framework. Let’s hope I don’t need to build one of that. I will if I have to because I plan on being in web design for some time to come.

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