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Which is Better PHP Framework? Laravel Or Codeigniter ?

Which is Better PHP Framework? Laravel Or Codeigniter ?

PHP Frameworks : Laravel Vs CodeIgniter

Laravel :


Laravel is an Open Source PHP framework based on MVC architecture pattern. It is released under MIT license so source code is available on GitHub. The syntax pattern of Laravel is expressive and elegant and it follows expressive and accurate language rules.

Why Use Laravel?

  • It supports DBMS platform i.e PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQL Server 

  • Blade template engine 

  • It offers version control system so it helps simplified migration process

  • Has a good documentation 

  • It allows you to implement limitation between multiple DBM objects using advanced query builder 

  • It supports Eloquent ORM and for working database Active-record implementation used 

  • Laravel has auto-loading feature so no need to do manual maintenance and inclusion paths 

  • LOC Container 

  • Artisan command support along with sample codes line interface

Features of Laravel


  • Integration is easy with third-party libraries

  • It is Modular

  • Blade-templating engine 

  • Dependency manager fully composer-based

  • Good Query builder as potential ORM alternative

  • Authentication and caching mechanism available in-built

  • Unmatched quality session control

  • Better Input/Output capabilities


CodeIgniter :


CodeIgniter is a robust PHP Web Application framework which is built for developers who want to use stylish toolkits to create featured web applications. It is used for dynamic websites using PHP. 


There is freedom for users as they don’t need to depend on the MVC development pattern. Apart from this it allows third-party plugins to be used to implement complex functionalities with awesome encryption and security.


Why use CodeIgniter?


  • Very huge community with this framework so it is easy to get support from community member

  • Documentation is very clear and Structured 

  • It offers increased supports and stability

  • Routing method is very simple 

  • It is possible for cached website which provided improved performance and loading times


Features of CodeIgniter


  • It is lightweight framework 

  • Easy and Simple to use MVC framework

  • Query Builder Database Support

  • Localization, Pagination, Data Encryption and Bench-marking

  • Form and Data Validation

  • Library for image manipulation 

  • SEO friendly URL structure 

  • Class : Calendaring, User Agent, Zip Encoding, Template Engine, Trackback, Unit Testing, Email Sending, FTP etc 

  • XML-RPC library


Laravel Vs CodeIgniter Google Trends

Laravel Vs CodeIgniter Google Trends

Laravel Vs CodeIgniter Stack Overflow Questions

Laravel Vs CodeIgniter Stack Overflow Questions

Key Difference :


  • Laravel is relational object-oriented and CodeIgniter is Object-oriented 

  • Laravel  provides authentication class features and CodeIgniter does not have built-in authentication features

  • Laravel has inbuilt unit testing tool and CodeIgniter does not have inbuilt unit testing tool

  • Laravel has many features so it is difficult for beginners to learn and CodeIgniter is easy to learn for beginners 



Conclusion : 


By comparing both the frameworks, We can say both of these PHP frameworks have their own features and benefits So it purely depends on your requirements that which framework should be used. Laravel is having more weight-age compare to CodeIgniter because of its beautiful and advanced features. 


If you have any queries regarding PHP framework development ? Get in touch with our Laravel Developers for any type of help needed for this.

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