It is possible to remove index.php from the web browser address bar when CodeIgniter is running. This can be done by following these steps:

  1. Create or open a .htaccess file. If a .htaccess file does not already exist, you can create one using the following:
    • Linux/Mac: Open a terminal window and type the following:
      touch /path/to/CodeIgniter/.htaccess
      
    • Windows: Create a text file in your CodeIgniter root, naming it file.htaccess. Hold down the Windows key and then press R to open the Run dialogue. Enter the following command and click on OK:
      ren "C:pathtoCodeIgniterfile.htaccess" .htaccess
      
  2. Once your .htaccess file is opened, write the following lines at the top of the file:
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond $1 !^(index.php|images|robots.txt)
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L]
    </IfModule>
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