How to download the codeigniter 4

download the Codeigniter 4

Codeigniter is one of the best PHP frameworks to create/manage the website and web application, it has nearly zero configuration that means you don’t need to spend extra time to configure the project, I personally like the Codeigniter because of its simplicity and small footprint, I have created many websites and web application in Codeigniter.

The popularity of Codeigniter

codeigniter popularity

The future of the Codeigniter is the Codeignter 4, in Codeigniter 4 they have introduced many things like Modeling Data, migrations, database seeding and much more you can download the Codeigniter 4  using composer or from github. I prefer please downlaod it from GitHub because the production version is not yet launched.

The server requirements are.

  • PHP 7.2 or newer version.
  • MYSQL 5.1+

And the PHP extensions should be enabled

  • php-json
  • php-mbstring
  • php-mysqlnd,
  • php-xml

Step 1: Downlaod the Codeigniter 4 from github.

Codeigniter github

Step 2: Unzip the project and keep the project name newCI4 and move your project in your server, I have the XAMPP so that’s why I have htdocs folder, if you are working wamp definitely you have the www directory.

unzip codeigniter 4

Step 3: Open your project in you text-Editor, I am using sublime3 if you using any editor you just use it.

Open Codeigniter 4

Step 4: Open your browser and access this URL http://localhost/newci4/public/

access codeigniter 4


You have the public folder to keep your CSS and JS files.


My Name is Shehzad Ahmed and I am a full-time developer with over 7+ years of experience. In that time, I’ve worked as a developer with many big and small firms and was teaching web design and development skills to many keen learners and by the time passes I’ve found a great passion and potential on myself as a teacher on this particular field and now I am a full-time teacher and working as a freelancer. Web design and development constantly developing every day with new trends, ideas, and innovations. That’s why nowadays you need to learn and keep yourself up-to-date with everything daily and that’s what I do and that is something that I love because I am so passionate about it! When I have spare time I use to give time to my web development community. Teaching kids, managing online programming groups, attending a conference and making blogs, I like keeping myself up-to-date and engaged in my field always. I have my expertise in (PHP, Codeigniter, Laravel, Bootstrap, WordPress, SQL, Query Optimization, Data Science and Design Patterns). Anyone who wants to learn and know anything about web development and design I am always available for that and would love to help out. I always love to be looking out for new things and that is why I spend a lot of my time learning new techniques and helping other people learn web development and design through various groups and web development tutorials as well as online courses.

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