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CodeIgniter vs PHP-MVC: What are the differences?

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; PHP-MVC: Simple and easy to understand MVC skeleton application. This project is - by intention - NOT a full framework, it's a bare-bone structure, written in purely native PHP ! The php-mvc skeleton tries to be the extremely slimmed down opposite of big frameworks like Zend2, Symfony or Laravel.

CodeIgniter and PHP-MVC can be primarily classified as "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools.

CodeIgniter and PHP-MVC are both open source tools. It seems that CodeIgniter with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than PHP-MVC with 1.25K GitHub stars and 494 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 261 company stacks & 105 developers stacks; compared to PHP-MVC, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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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 PHP-MVC?

This project is - by intention - NOT a full framework, it's a bare-bone structure, written in purely native PHP ! The php-mvc skeleton tries to be the extremely slimmed down opposite of big frameworks like Zend2, Symfony or Laravel.
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      What are some alternatives to CodeIgniter and PHP-MVC?
      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
      It is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP..
      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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      Decisions about CodeIgniter and PHP-MVC
      Buzz Zhang
      Buzz Zhang
      PHP
      PHP
      Yii
      Yii
      MySQL
      MySQL
      PHP-MVC
      PHP-MVC

      Of all PHP frameworks, my best and only choice is Yii . Think of this: you have a MySQL database, it contains several tables. Now you want to setup a PHP-MVC site, firstly, you must create Models, Yii have a very handy tool called Gii, you can easily create model with Gii just by one click, Gii will read your database table columns and create PHP models automatically for you. Now you need Controller, still with Gii, it will automatically create all 4 php files for you with Insert/Delete/Update/Select even with Search function.

      Well, now the most modern way is to have a RESTful API, that's even easier with Yii, you even don't need to care about all the columns, just 4 lines of code you can expose your database table as RESTful API with all GET/POST/PUT/DELETE support, even you change your database table columns, you don't need to change any PHP code.

      For security, Yii have embedded authentication and RBAC support. For multi language, Yii have embedded i18n support, all with out-of-box. Just play with it, I bet you will love it.

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      How developers use CodeIgniter and PHP-MVC
      Avatar of Megan Morsie
      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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      Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

      Old stack framework

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