CodeIgniter vs. Yii Framework

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CodeIgniter
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
CodeIgniter is a free and open source PHP framework, developed originally by EllisLab.N/A
Yii Framework
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Yii Framework is a free and open source PHP framework.N/A
Pricing
CodeIgniterYii Framework
Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
CodeIgniterYii Framework
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
CodeIgniterYii Framework
Considered Both Products
CodeIgniter
Chose CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter has a very small footprint. The source code is very small sized. Setting up a project is very easy. Follows MVC pattern. Consumes low memory and CPU. Well documented. Has a built-in forum for users to discuss and get the solution for issues. Periodically updates …
Chose CodeIgniter
Codeigniter's syntax patterns are expressive and elegant. Unit testing support. Well documented. but as CodeIgniter tries to retain backward compatibility with PHP 4, here comes Laravel to the rescue. It has good features and it is updated. Wikipedia has mentioned, “according …
Chose CodeIgniter
Although lacks installation using composer, its not difficult to install this framework. Because of its open platform, documentation and resources its easy to create a project and make it better. Can get a lot of help from the developer community who have used it previously. …
Yii Framework
Chose Yii Framework
I loved Yii because it was similar to .NET development (as framework), it is very OOP and applies formal technologies very good (like OOP, MVC, etc), it's really stable and it's perfect for a corporate environment. Yii includes very good tools to reduce development and lets you …
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CodeIgniterYii Framework
Small Businesses
Laravel PHP Framework
Laravel PHP Framework
Score 8.6 out of 10
Laravel PHP Framework
Laravel PHP Framework
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Laravel PHP Framework
Laravel PHP Framework
Score 8.6 out of 10
Laravel PHP Framework
Laravel PHP Framework
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises

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User Ratings
CodeIgniterYii Framework
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(14 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CodeIgniterYii Framework
Likelihood to Recommend
Open Source
The input class makes it easy to provide server-side validation and scrubbing of user input. Setting Error messages. It doesn't require constant command-line access, It's great because it has a strong community and excellent documentation, but the problem is that it tries to retain backward compatibility with PHP 4 and therefore lacks a lot of "standard" features modern frameworks have such as auto-loading.
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Open Source
Yii is very well suited if you love to program with Object Oriented PHP. This framework uses OOP very well and if you know this pattern you'll love it. The same applies for its MVC architecture and if you come from formal software development education. Also if you are in a bussiness enviroment and need a stable framework. This is the tool for you. It uses very formal scheme but I would like more open and hackable framework, and for this Yii2 is not a good option. Also, if you like to have bleeding edge technologies I don't recommend this framework.
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Pros
Open Source
  • CodeIgniter is an excellent tool when a simple database API is needed. Postgres, MySQL, and SQLite are all abstracted into a simple-to-use
  • CodeIgniter's simplicity is truly its best feature, because you are able to create controllers and methods based on the http://www.example//, and immediately being developing the application.
  • Flexibility is also another developer-friendly feature, because developers are able to design their application in any way - controllers, models, libraries, and helpers can be located anywhere or not used at all.
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Open Source
  • Generating forms and integrates bootstrap
  • Provides great CRUD functionality with active record
  • Provides lots of useful HTML helper widgets for UI enhancement
  • Provides good access control (RBAC)
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Cons
Open Source
  • Faced some issue of session management, so that's why we used the Core Session library for that. It would be great if we could improve it a little bit.
  • Frameworks provide the option to setup all getters/setters, so having this option in it is a great idea.
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Open Source
  • Maybe support to update their main components like jQuery or Boostrap. It's too attached with the included versions.
  • Their view template engine is simple, doesn't offer support for better options like competition.
  • Wiki can include more tutorials for common examples or problems.
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Likelihood to Renew
Open Source
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Open Source
We are in the process of migrating our old application to Yii Framework.
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Usability
Open Source
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Open Source
I think is really easy to use, it's not perfect but many developers with great experience will know how to exploit this framework to create great apps!
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Support Rating
Open Source
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Open Source
It's has a really good support based on online documentation and official forums. But sometimes I wish there were a paid service where to report some urgent issues.
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Implementation Rating
Open Source
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Open Source
You have to check their documentation, they explain everything so don't skip it.
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Alternatives Considered
Open Source
CodeIgniter has a very small footprint. The source code is very small sized. Setting up a project is very easy. Follows MVC pattern. Consumes low memory and CPU. Well documented. Has a built-in forum for users to discuss and get the solution for issues. Periodically updates versions and patch fixes etc.
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Open Source
We have used Zend Framework. In comparison Yii Framework is much more lightweight and has smaller learning curve.
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Return on Investment
Open Source
  • Because of quick turnaround on portals/intranets, it was easy to offer this as an option to clients.
  • As there is no cost associated with this framework, it was great not having to worry about purchasing or licensing. (MIT License).
  • Community support helps in that there are no ongoing support contracts or costs.
  • No direct representative for one-on-one support, if needed. This can cut into time used on projects.
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Open Source
  • Overall Yii has speed up our development and help to cut down on development cost.
  • On the other hand, the bloated vendor library does cause space issues when we have high volume of applications on our servers.
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