In this post I’ll show how to set up CodeIgniter in a way that your code and configuration (passwords!) are safe. It will involve moving the “system” and “application” outside the (public) document root.
<em>system</em>' and application’ has obvious advantages for maintainance and for reusibility. Using a seperate `www’ directory enables you to publish all your application specific JS/CSS and other public files.
The first thing we need to do is to create an checkout of the latest CodeIgniter release (currently 1.7.1)
now move the application folder outside the system folder:
Now move the system and application folder to some folder outside of your public
document root. Let’s call this directory
<em>non-www</em>'. The documentroot
directory will be called www’.
In the root of your checkout you will find an index.php. Copy/move this file to www. Open it and look for the following lines:
Change them to the following:
Now you are up and running. Probably you want something like nice url’s. For this you can use the following .htaccess
Now, go and create some new shiny sites.