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Easily Setup CodeIgniter Online For Developing PHP Web Applications

CodeIgniter is specially coded for PHP developers who require a simple and elegant system to create full-featured web applications. It is a free and open-source PHP web application framework that simplifies the development of dynamic web applications. It is known for its simplicity, flexibility, and performance, making it a popular choice among newbies as well as experienced PHP web developers.

In this lesson, you will learn about CodeIgniter and how you can easily install it on your hosting options such as cPanel WebhostingPlesk Windows HostingWebhosting PlusVPS, or Dedicated Server.

CodeIgniter is suitable for developing a wide range of web applications, such as:

  1. Developing Blogs and Content Management Systems (CMS)
  2. Developing Social Networking Platforms
  3. Developing eCommerce Websites
  4. Developing Web Services & APIs
  5. Developing Web Portals

CodeIgniter has an easy learning curve, making it suitable for beginners who want to develop PHP applications. It is lightweight and offers optimized execution resulting in faster loading times and better performance of websites.


It is quite popular among developers and surrounds an active community with thorough documentation, that makes it easier for anyone to find resources and solutions online.

It allows you to use only the libraries you require, bypassing unnecessary components. CodeIgniter supports hosting configurations and PHP versions at so you can easily install and use it on the hosting option of your choice.

How To Install Code Igniter In Your Hosting Account?

Start by registering or transferring your domain name to and then subscribe to a hosting option such as cPanel WebhostingPlesk Windows HostingWebhosting PlusVPS, or Dedicated Server.

Now visit the ‘My Products’ page from the top right corner menu of your account and click ‘Setup’ next to the hosting option you like to use. This starts a step-by-step process of connecting your domain name and configuring your hosting option so that you can use it.

Once, the hosting is set up, simply click ‘Manage’ and access the control panel of your web hosting. This is typically cPanel, Plesk, or a similar interface to which you have subscribed.

Look up ‘Installatron’, click to open it, and it will take you to the Application Browser page. Now simply follow these five steps:

Step #1 Find CodeIgniter In Installatron’s Application Browser: You may simply use the search or browse functionality to find CodeIgniter on the application browser page.

Installatron Applications Browser

Step #2 Start The Installation Process: Click on CodeIgniter to open the installation page.

Code Igniter cPeanl Installation

Step #3 Configure The Installation: You will be asked to select a domain or subdomain, or provide a directory name, and specify administrative credentials such as username and password. Enter the details and click the “Install This Application” button to continue.

Step #4 Wait For The Installation To Complete: Once the installation is complete, Installatron will provide you the installed CodeIgniter application details that include direct URLs for the front-end and admin panel.

Step #5 Customize and Configure: Clicking the URLs you can log in to your CodeIgniter application and customize it according to your requirements.

CodeIgniter follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern, separating application logic, data manipulation, and presentation. It doesn’t force you to stick to restrictive coding rules or start the work from scratch. You have the freedom to use your chosen coding methods and libraries. It lets you creatively focus on your project by minimizing the amount of code needed for your task.

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