Codeignitor vs Larvel Development

Codeignitor and Laravel are both open source PHP framework for web app development. Codeigniter is considered to be simple and fast for a learner to pick up and start developing and Laravel is popular as the best PHP web framework for its more advanced features.

In comparison Codeignitor and Laravel both have their advantages over developing a php web app.

Open source php frameworkOpen source php framework with MVC
Rational Object Oriented DatabaseObject Oriented Database
Component Oriented ProgrammingObject Oriented Programming
Implicit and Explicit RoutingExplicit Routing
Maintain Module by using modular extensionDivide Modules by bundel
HTTPs routes not supported (requires helper)Custom HTTPs routing
Database supported: MySQL, Microsoft BiDatabase supported: MySQL, SQLite

Codeigniter is a powerful PHP framework based on MVC(Model View Controller) design with a very small footprint, it is preferred by developers who need a simple and elegant toolkit to create full-featured web application. Codeigniter was created by EllisLab, and is now a project of the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Laravel is a popular PHP framework. This framework is based on model view controller design pattern, due to this, the projects developed with Laravel framework are more structured and manageable. Developers do find Laravel helpful because of available packages and community support.