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>' andapplication’ 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)
$ svn checkout http://dev.ellislab.com/svn/CodeIgniter/tags/v1.7.1/ somepathoutsidedocumentroot
now move the application folder outside the system folder:
$ cd somepathoutsidedocumentroot $ mv system/application ./application
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 calledwww’.
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:
$system_folder = "system"; $application_folder = "application";
Change them to the following:
$system_folder = "../non-www/system"; $application = "../non-www/application";
Now you are up and running. Probably you want something like nice url’s. For this you can use the following .htaccess
RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ([^/]*)\/\?([^/?]*)$ $1/$2 [R]
RewriteCond $1 !^(index\.php|test\.php|export\.php|robots\.txt|css|img|js|favicon\.ico|doc|data|user_guide|js) RewriteRule ^(.*)$ ./index.php/$1 [L]
Now, go and create some new shiny sites.