It is built for developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.
CodeIgniter was created by EllisLab, and is now a project of the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
It has a very rich set of libraries and helpers. By using CodeIgniter, you will save a lot of time, if you are developing a website from scratch. Not only that, a website built in CodeIgniter is secure too, as it has the ability to prevent various attacks that take place through websites.
- Extremely Light Weight
- Full Featured database classes with support for several platforms.
- Query Builder Database Support
- Form and Data Validation
- Security and XSS Filtering
- Session Management
- Image Manipulation Library (cropping, resizing, rotating, etc.). Supports GD, ImageMagick, and NetPBM
- Data Encryption
- Application Profiling
- Flexible URI Routing
- Large library of “helper” functions
- Error Logging
And much more…
As it’s a very light weight framework the speed of the application is relatively fast beside this you will save a lot of time, if you are developing a website from scratch. So almost any kind of web applications can be developed using CodeIgniter.
- Social media applications
- Finance application
- Gaming application
- Medical and health care
- Service Management portals
- Logistics applications