Asked  8 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   185 times

I have been developing a small web application with CodeIgniter. After testing it out locally I went to put it on my web server to allow a couple other people test out some features. While navigating to the site I get: -

404 Page Not Found error page

When viewing it in my local machine everything loads up and runs perfectly.

This is what I uploaded to the public_html directory:

application directory
system directory
assets directory (my assets for the site)

All of those are in the public_html directory. Like I said, it does give me CodeIgniters 404 error page, so I do know it is at least seeing CodeIgniter. I also tried changing the $config['base_url'], in the config.php, to my URL. Same error when changing that or leaving it blank. I checked my routes, and all those seem correct. Everything also loads up just fine when navigating to it on my local machine.

I also am not using a .htaccess file at this time

Any suggestions on what I should try?
Thanks a lot!



You are using MVC with OOPS Concept. So there are some certain rules.

1) Your class name (ie: controller name) should be start with capital Letter.

e.g.: your controller name is 'icecream'. that should be 'Icecream'

In localhost it might not be compulsory, but in server it will check all these rules, else it can't detect the right class name.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

I've used PHPExcel with CodeIgniter successfully before.

All I did was drop the phpexcel folder into application/third-party and created the following wrapper library:


class Excel {

    private $excel;

    public function __construct() {
        // initialise the reference to the codeigniter instance
        require_once APPPATH.'third_party/phpexcel/PHPExcel.php';
        $this->excel = new PHPExcel();    

    public function load($path) {
        $objReader = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createReader('Excel5');
        $this->excel = $objReader->load($path);

    public function save($path) {
        // Write out as the new file
        $objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel5');

    public function stream($filename) {       
        header('Content-type: application/ms-excel');
        header("Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="".$filename."""); 
        header("Cache-control: private");        
        $objWriter = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel5');

    public function  __call($name, $arguments) {  
        // make sure our child object has this method  
        if(method_exists($this->excel, $name)) {  
            // forward the call to our child object  
            return call_user_func_array(array($this->excel, $name), $arguments);  
        return null;  


I could then do the following in my controllers:

$this->excel->getActiveSheet()->SetCellValue('B2', "whatever");

Hope this helps you out?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

I have CI running on a subdomain on Hostgator and I recall a slight struggle getting it working but as I'm old I've got a memory like a.... Hmmm can't remember!

My Simplified .htaccess is

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    # request to index.php
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]


In your config.php

$config['base_url'] = '';      

Add the trailing /

$config['base_url'] = '';


With Codeigniter 3 All Class names need to be Capitialized - First letter Uppercased ( ucfirst ). Refer to :

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 8 Months ago

Change your all file names caps and controller name as simple

Ex : Home.php and inside controller home

and inside your URL anchor tags set all to simple home instead of Home

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

the problem is that the excel file is saved version 5, then I should Register with the 2007 version (. xlsx) and the Arabic values ??appear correctly in file properities:

$obj_writer = PHPExcel_IOFactory::createWriter($this->excel, 'Excel2007');
Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago
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