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Install CodeIgniter 4 on Shared Hosting

Hi, I'm having some difficulty installing a copy of codeigniter 4 via archive.

I find the pattern

- app
- public
- system

And I don't know how to get it displayed, I put the base of my web address in the configuration file but nothing. How do I proceed? What are the steps for an installation by uploading from archive? Thanks

It depends on what type of server you are using.

Document Root should point to the public folder, for CodeIgniter to be able to work.

Hi, this is a normal shared hosting.
How can I make everything point to the index.php contained in the public folder?

Hi, I'm afraid we don't have that in the documentation as of yet. But you are in luck, I wrote it today. :-)

Shared Hosting with cPanel

cPanel is a Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a powerful set of automation tools in an easy and
straightforward interface, allowing a simplified process for hosting websites.

The contents of CodeIgniter's public folder should be placed in your domain's Document Root, in cPanel's case it's
called public_html for your Main Domain. Here is an example of a directory structure that are created by cPanel:


All other Default Directories should be placed in your Home Directory /home/username/ referred to as / above. But this will just turn into a mess as it's difficult to see what folder/files belong to cPanel and/or CodeIgniter.

Therefor it's recommended to create another folder named after your domain name in your home directory,
and place all other folders and files (refer to ... below) in it. This makes the final structure look like this:


Since we changed the directory structure we have to tell CodeIgniter about it. Open /public_html/index.php
in a text editor and change the following line to match your domain name directory that we previously created.

PHP Code:
$pathsPath FCPATH '../example.com/app/Config/Paths.php'

Thanks for your answer, this error is shown:

Warning: require(../vendor/codeigniter4/framework/system/bootstrap.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/mhd-01/www.-----------.com/htdocs/test/index.php on line 36

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '../vendor/codeigniter4/framework/system/bootstrap.php' (include_path='.:/usr/share/php') in /home/mhd-01/www.------.com/htdocs/test/index.php on line 36

Also, leaving the .htaccess file releases a 505 error


htdocs are in this case your public_html folder. But what are the test folder?

Where did you place all folders? Can you draw a map/print screen the folder?

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