CodeIgniter is an MVC (Model View Controller) framework that is used to generate websites by using PHP programming language. It is lightweight, secure, fast, and free (open source) to use. It generates clean and browser-friendly URLs.
- On February 28, 2006, EllisLab released the first public version of CodeIgniter.
- Due to the lack of resources, EllisLab handover the ownership of CodeIgniter to the British Columbia Institute of Technology on October 6, 2014.
- CodeIgniter 2 is the legacy series of the CodeIgniter framework which started in January 2011. The latest version of this series is v2.2.6. which was released in October 2015 and after this, it has no more support and updates.
- The current version of CodeIgniter is v3.1.11 which works with PHP 5.6 and earlier versions.