Moving a website to PHP 7 and 8


The time has come to say goodbye to PHP version 5. Although the CodeIgniter software will run on the new PHP version I prefer not to risk that the day will come when PHP version 5 will be disabled due to incompatibility. That is why I am moving all my sites to CodeIgniter version 4.

I really like the framework development and the direction in which its creators are going. Currently in CodeIgniter it is the same as in Yii, in the root directory there is only index.php and .htaccess file. Everything else such as: controllers, models and view files are placed in the area inaccessible from a web browser, that is outside the public_html directory.

So far I have moved services such as Download and OpenSource. By the end of September I will relocate all the sites that are left.