CodeIgniter is an open-source software rapid development web framework, for use in building dynamic web sites with PHP.It is loosely based on the popular model–view–controller (MVC) development pattern.
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.

Main Features

  • 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
  • Localization
  • Pagination
  • Data Encryption
  • Application Profiling
  • Flexible URI Routing
  • Large library of “helper” functions
  • Error Logging

And much more…

It’s applications

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

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