So.. yeah here we are again, with a new post. It is not actually about CodeIgniter but I decided to move further with our previous project code setup, we discussed from previous post.
The Virtual Host
Let us get this straight, instead of using http:localhost/ci4/public we will use something like http://dev.ci4.local . That looks pretty neat. I am on Ubuntu so will share linux commands to get the desired url.
Assuming that you have apache setup in default directory you would need to create a file /etc/apache2/sites-available/ci4.conf with the following command
sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/ci4.conf
Enter your password and add the following code to your file
<VirtualHost *:8080> ServerName dev.ci4.local ServerAlias dev.ci4.local DocumentRoot /var/www/html/ci4/public <Directory /var/www/html/ci4/public> Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> </VirtualHost>
The path “/var/www/html/ci4/public” is the path to my local project directory. After this you would need to enable this site file on apache, for that run the following code:
sudo a2ensite ci4.conf
Then simply restart apache server with the following command
sudo service apache2 restart
Please do check the status of apache server with
sudo service apache2 status
If apache service is dead, there is probably something wrong with your config file you created. If all went well you should now be able to access your project via http://dev.ci4.local. If that does not work for you, there is a last trick to get done. Open a file:
sudo gedit /etc/hosts
Carefully add the following line to the file:
Save and close the file. Restart the browser to check the url again.
Get back to project
Now since url is all setup let us get back to our project. Please do read previous blog before moving further. Update the value for baseurl in file .env
app.baseURL = 'http://dev.ci4.local/'
After this our previous links should be accessible at:
That is all for now. New post coming soon.
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