My working experience with CodeIgniter Framework
February 02, 2018

My working experience with CodeIgniter Framework

Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a great PHP framework for web development. We have used this framework for around 2 years. For small and medium projects like ours it work like magic. Our API development department was very happy with API development for Android applications and these work as expected.

We have used CodeIgniter for our Android API development to send and receive user inputs for school management and results checking facility. One of our media websites was running with CodeIgniter.

It's a very good framework for shared hosting servers. Because CodeIgniter's source code is smaller and does not require high memory or CPU, CodeIgniter helps us to reduce server costs also.
  • Consumes very low memory and CPU. Loads 3x faster than Laravel or WordPress. I have personally used other frameworks and comparison CodeIgniter is good to go.
  • Easy directory navigation. Even if the core folders are move, only changing the directory location from config file is set up everything.
  • Not available enough functionality to develop larger projects.
  • Because the source code comes with very low footprint, developers need to include essential packages by their own.
  • CodeIgniter is suitable for small and medium projects. but for larger projects, CodeIgniter is not a perfect solution. because of lack of functions available, it is hard to develop or customize requirements.
  • CodeIgniter has been a very good alternative for developing API endpoint for our Android applications and we received very good output through CodeIgniter.
  • Because the source code is smaller but comes with MVC pattern, it has the functionality to develop an application faster with MVC strategy.
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.
If you have small or medium level sites to develop, CodeIgniter does perform very well. Although, developing blog and news portal type websites, it is very good and reliable to use.

Projects are a high requirement, CodeIgniter needs to customize a lot. Like developing an online shopping cart with CodeIgniter requires a lot of functionality. Complex functionality requires adding more assets for it to function properly and the codebase is then larger than expected.