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CodeIgniter vs Phalcon: What are the differences?

What is CodeIgniter? A Fully Baked PHP Framework. CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

What is Phalcon? Web framework delivered as a C-extension for PHP. Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.

CodeIgniter and Phalcon belong to "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category of the tech stack.

"Mvc" is the primary reason why developers consider CodeIgniter over the competitors, whereas "Fast" was stated as the key factor in picking Phalcon.

CodeIgniter and Phalcon are both open source tools. CodeIgniter with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Phalcon with 9.74K GitHub stars and 1.78K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 261 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to Phalcon, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

What is Phalcon?

Phalcon is a web framework implemented as a C extension offering high performance and lower resource consumption.
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What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter and Phalcon?
Laravel
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Yii
Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
Symfony
Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
Kohana
Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.
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Reviews of CodeIgniter and Phalcon
Review ofPhalconPhalcon

'm a professional web developer from Vietnam with B.S Physics and Engineering. I'm a Phalcon enthusiast as Opensource. In free time, I was support on forum Phalcon also my forum and contribution core Phalcon.

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I think precompiled PHP is the way to go. It saves CPU cycles, RAM and overall I/O. It saves money too. Smaller requirements = smaller bills.

I've tried symfony and zend. Phalcon was easiest to use.

How developers use CodeIgniter and Phalcon
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Megan Morsie uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

I used CodeIgniter while working at KHM Travel Group. It was the system we used for an affiliate-based site called TravSearch, which I later replaced with a WordPress Multisite. I developed a .csv upload form to transfer all the information from the affiliate table of CodeIgniter to the user and options tables in WPMU.

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Gorka Llona uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is the MVC framework used for the PHP coding. Also, validation criteria for (database) table fields are the provided by CodeIgniter, and signatures for others are derived from those.

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Delbin Thomas uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

It is super easy to do things in PHP using codeigniter. Used the MVC architecture to create different types of pages and modules.

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Romans Malinovskis uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

Integrate with some code-igniter low-level modules through composer.

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Taylor Host uses PhalconPhalcon

Internal/admin tools; in-house ground-truth training client.

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Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

Old stack framework

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Jesse B uses PhalconPhalcon

Primary Framework

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