How To Install CodeIgniter on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install CodeIgniter on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CodeIgniter on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, CodeIgniter is a powerful PHP framework with a very small footprint, built for PHP coders who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web applications.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation CodeIgniter on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) server.

Install CodeIgniter on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB, and PHP) server.

A Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also, install all required PHP modules:

Step 3. Installing CodeIgniter on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

First, download the latest stable release of Codeigniter:

We will need to change some folders permissions:

Step 4. Configuring Apache web server for CodeIgniter.

Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘codeigniter.conf’ on your virtual server:

Add the following lines:

Now, we can restart the Apache webserver so that the changes take place:

Step 5. Accessing CodeIgniter.

CodeIgniter will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to or http://server-ip and complete the required steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CodeIgniter. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing CodeIgniter on your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official CodeIgniter website.