Codeigniter | How to remove index.php from URLs

| By 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/



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.

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