Codeigniter | How to remove index.php from URLs

Author - Webner

Problem: The default URL for Codeigniter contains index.php in it. How to remove that from URL?

For example: How do we change

http://localhost/workspace/pagination_demo/index.php/Home/ to http://localhost/workspace/pagination_demo/Home/

Solution:

Steps:

1.  Go to application- config folder inside your project:

2.   Open config.php file:

This file has a predefined property:

$config['index_page'] = 'index.php';

replace it with

$config['index_page'] = '';

3.In the root directory of the project(parallel to application folder).

Add a new file named .htaccess.

Add following content to the file:

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

RewriteBase property specifies the name of project inside document root.
This location is relative to the document root.

4.Now go to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default file.

change AllowOverride None to AllowOverride All to allow apache to override url’s:

5.Restart your apache server and try URL without index.php.

Webner Solutions is a Software Development company focused on developing Insurance Agency Management Systems, Learning Management Systems and Salesforce apps. Contact us at dev@webners.com for your Insurance, eLearning and Salesforce applications.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *