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CodeIgniter | .htaccess removing index.php from url

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


ok, i did exactly as asked in the documentation of codeigniter, created new file .htaccess

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|images|robots\.txt)
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]

i am using xampp, so my url for accessing the site was


now after applying the above .htaccess file, i tried it without index.php like this


but instead of working, it is redirecting me to this url


How to resolve this issue?

plus i am getting error on my page after trying the .htaccess

on top of page message is appearing,

 Error Occured.
Warning!. Make sure you perform the correct action.
The Action has been completed Successfully. 


Here is some of my config.php file settings

$config['base_url'] = '';
$config['index_page'] = 'index.php';
$config['uri_protocol'] = 'AUTO';
$config['url_suffix'] = '';
$config['enable_hooks'] = FALSE;
$config['permitted_uri_chars'] = 'a-z 0-9~%.:_\-';
$config['allow_get_array']      = TRUE;
$config['enable_query_strings'] = FALSE;
$config['controller_trigger']   = 'c';
$config['function_trigger']     = 'm';
$config['directory_trigger']    = 'd'; // experimental not currently in use
$config['sess_cookie_name']     = 'zk_ci_session';
$config['sess_expiration']      = 7200;
$config['sess_expire_on_close'] = TRUE;
$config['sess_encrypt_cookie']  = TRUE;
$config['sess_use_database']    = TRUE;
$config['sess_table_name']      = 'sys_ci_sessions';
$config['sess_match_ip']        = FALSE;
$config['sess_match_useragent'] = TRUE;
$config['sess_time_to_update']  = 300;
$config['csrf_protection'] = TRUE;
$config['csrf_token_name'] = 'csrf_test_name';
$config['csrf_cookie_name'] = 'csrf_cookie_name';
$config['csrf_expire'] = 7200;
$config['rewrite_short_tags'] = FALSE;
How to&Answers:

Try defining the RewriteBase to /projects/zorkif_nextgen

RewriteBase /projects/zorkif_nextgen


this is works well for me:

1- create .htaccess file in the root folder with the following content

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|resources|robots\.txt)
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [L,QSA]

2- from the config file change $config['index_page'] = 'index.php'; to $config['index_page'] = '';


Try the following

RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
# Hide the application and system directories by redirecting the request to index.php
RewriteRule ^(application|system|\.svn) index.php/$1 [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php/$1 [QSA,L]


RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -s [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -l [OR] 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
RewriteRule ^.*$ - [NC,L]
RewriteRule ^.*$ index.php [NC,L]


You can try this

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> 
   RewriteEngine on 
   RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|images|swf|uploads|js|css|robots\.txt) 
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /ci/index.php/$1 [L] 

For future reading This will help you Codeigniter remove index php from url using htaccess


You may have look at config/routes.php.

It may have been set to a default controller.


Don’t use an .htaccess file to remove index.php from your URLs. This is an issue in your config. Look specifically at $config['base_url'] and $config['index_page']