Remove index.php from CodeIgniter

Posted: July 4, 2012 in Codeigniter

To remove the ‘index.php’, can config by the follwing steps:

1. create a new file in the root folder, and named -> ‘.htaccess’.

2. copy the following code to the ‘.htaccess’ file.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
#http://codeigniter.com/wiki/mod_rewrite
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

#Removes access to the system folder by users.
#Additionally this will allow you to create a System.php controller,
#previously this would not have been possible.
#’system’ can be replaced if you have renamed your system folder.
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^system.*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

#When your application folder isn’t in the system folder
#This snippet prevents user access to the application folder
#Submitted by: Fabdrol
#Rename ‘application’ to your applications folder name.
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^application.*
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

#Checks to see if the user is attempting to access a valid file,
#such as an image or css document, if this isn’t true it sends the
#request to index.php
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]
</IfModule>

<IfModule !mod_rewrite.c>
# If we don’t have mod_rewrite installed, all 404’s
# can be sent to index.php, and everything works as normal.
# Submitted by: ElliotHaughin

ErrorDocument 404 /index.php
</IfModule>

3. change the ‘RewriteBase /’ if you put the codeigniter in other foler such as ‘/ci/’.
Then need to change as ‘RewriteBase /ci/’. (the sensitive of upper and lower case)

4. change the ‘application/config/config.php’
-> $config[‘index_page’] = ‘index.php’;
-> $config[‘index_page’] = ”;

5. open the Apache ‘httpd.conf’
-> find the line ‘#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so’
-> delete the ‘#’ in front and save, start / restart Apache.

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