Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   40 times

I have never used CodeIgniter before, let alone ANY php framework and I thought I would give it a try. Everything is going fine except I cannot seem to remove the index.php from the URL and still access my pages.

I have never used the MVC structure so I am learning as I go, so forgive me if I'm doing this wrong.

I am trying to access a view I created called 'about_page.php' by simply typing in localhost/ci/about but currently I can only access it by using localhost/ci/index.php/about

The controller for the page is: /application/controllers/about.php
The Model for the page is: /application/models/about_model.php
And the View for the page is: /application/views/about_page.php

I have searched for a solution to this issue, but haven't been able to find one. Here is where I have already searched:

CodeIgniter - removing index.php
Codeigniter - how to remove the index.php from url?

CodeIgniter comes with a .htaccess file in the 'application' folder which contains only Allow Deny From All. So I created a new .htaccess file in the root directory, http://localhost/ci/.htaccess and added this code to it:

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

When the .htaccess file is in the root directory I get a 500 Internal Server Error. When I copy the exact same file into the applications folder the 500 error goes away, but I still cannot access the about page by using localhost/ci/about

I have already changed $config['index_page'] = 'index.php'; to $config['index_page'] = ''; AND I tried changing $config['uri_protocol'] = 'AUTO'; to $config['uri_protocol'] = 'REQUEST_URI'; but I am still getting the Internal Server Error.

I went into the httpd.conf file and uncommented the module so I know mod_rewrite is active.

Does anyone have any ideas why this isn't working or how I can get this work? I know there are alot of questions on StackOverflow on this subject but I couldn't find one that answered my question.

Am I doing this right? Should I even be able to access the about page by visiting localhost/ci/about or do I have to create an 'about' directory in the 'application' directory?



There are 3 steps to remove index.php.

  1. Make below changes in application/config.php file

    $config['base_url'] = 'http://'.$_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'].'/Your Ci folder_name';
    $config['index_page'] = '';
    $config['uri_protocol'] = 'AUTO';
  2. Make .htaccess file in your root directory using below code

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond $1 !^(index.php|resources|robots.txt)
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L,QSA]
  3. Enable the rewrite engine (if not already enabled)

    i. First, initiate it with the following command:

    a2enmod rewrite

    ii. Edit the file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

    Change all AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All.

    Note: In latest version you need to change in /etc/apache2/apache2.conf file

    iii. Restart your server with the following command:

    sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago
Options +FollowSymlinks -MultiViews
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /

#rewrite the URL to display the subdirectory as the main directory for all links
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?$ [NC]
Rewriterule ^(?!public/|prints/)(.*)$ /public/$1 [L,NC]

RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} /*item.php?id=([^&]*)&name=([^&]*)s [NC]
Rewriterule ^ /prints/%1/%2? [R,L,NC]

Rewriterule ^prints/([^/]*)/([^/]*)/?$ public/item.php?id=$1&name=$2 [L,NC,QSA]

PS: Make sure your static includes like css, js, images etc have absolute path rather than a relative one.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

This simple .htaccess will remove your index.php

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

Change your check function like this

 public function check(){
    $logcheck = $this->check->check($this->input->post('username'),$this->input->post('password'));

    if($logcheck == "admin"){
        //may  be you need to set login credential into session

and your home function will be like this

public function home(){
      //remember you need to check login validation from session

to use redirect function remember you have url helper loaded.
May be this help you

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

Ideally, you should have all your folders at the same level as root. This is assuming that /root is the publically accessible directory.

In other words,


Note that there is no directory named "public". Actually it's used to be called public, but it has been renamed "root". There is no requirement that it be named public, only that it is the directory your domain name points to.

You should be able to use all files as-distributed except for setting some things in appconfig

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

The CI .htaccess shouldn't be in the application folder; it should be in the root of theSubDomain folder. e.g. /public_html/SubDomain/.htaccess

Also, in that .htaccess, you need to set the RewriteBase:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    Options +FollowSymLinks
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteBase /SubDomain
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?$1 [L]
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Mayank Shukla
answered 2 Months ago
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