In this tutorial I will show you how to remove index.php in Codeigniter 3. The purpose remove index.php is help improve website SEO and make URL user friendly.





by default, the index.php file will be included in your URLs.

If your Apache server has mod_rewrite enable (How to enable mod_rewrite module in Apache in XAMPP ),  you can easily remove this by using .htaccess file with some rules.


Step 1:

Open application/config/config.php file. At line 38, $config['index_page'] = 'index.php';

set it blank see example below:

$config['index_page'] = '';

and save it.


Step 2:

Create .htaccess file in root of codeigniter.

Step 3:

Write or just copy & paste to .htaccess file and save it.


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]


Step 4:

Now go to your browser to make sure it is work properly. Enter this URL without index.php :


Done. Congrats!

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