How to Install CodeIgniter on macOS
CodeIgniter is an open source software which is responsible for a rapid development of dynamic websites in PHP. It is a powerful web framework which is based upon the popular model view controller (MVC) development pattern. The first public version of CodeIgniter was released by EliisLab on February 28, 2006.
In this tutorial, we will learn the installation process of CodeIgniter on macOS.
- Mac Operating system
- Proper functioning MySQL
- PHP version 5.x or greater
There are the following steps involved in the installation of CodeIgniter on macOS.
1) Download the archived file
Visit the official website of CodeIgniter https://github.com/bcit-ci/CodeIgniter/archive/3.1.6.zip to download the latest version (3.1.6 by the time of writing this tutorial). An archived file will be downloaded which is in zip format.
2) Extract the file
To Extract the file, we need to run the following command.
3) Start the development server
We need to change our directory to the directory in which the downloaded file is extracted and then start the development server of PHP in order to access CodeIgniter through localhost from browser.
4) Access CodeIgniter through Browser
To access the CodeIgniter on browser, we just type localhost:8080 in the browser’s bar.
Hence, we have successfully installed CodeIgniter o macOS.