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 to a March 2015 developer’s survey on PHP frameworks popularity, Laravel was listed as the most popular PHP framework of 2015, followed by Symfony2, Nette, CodeIgniter, Yii2, and others.