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The index.php appears in your URLs because it is the file responsible for processing all requests to the system.

In a URL such as

Step 1. Create an .htaccess file inside project root directory

Folder structure
  • project_folder/
    • application/
    • system/
    • .htaccess
    • index.php
    • license.txt

    < IfModule mod_rewrite.c >
    #Deny from all

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /project_name/

    #Removes access to the system folder by users.
    #Additionally this will allow you to create a System.php controller,
    #previously this would not have been possible.
    #'system' can be replaced if you have renamed your system folder.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^core.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

    #When your application folder isn't in the system folder
    #This snippet prevents user access to the application folder
    #Submitted by: Fabdrol
    #Rename 'application' to your applications folder name.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^application.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

    #Checks to see if the user is attempting to access a valid file,
    #such as an image or css document, if this isn't true it sends the
    #request to index.php
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]

    </IfModule >
    < IfModule !mod_rewrite.c >

    # If we don't have mod_rewrite installed, all 404's
    # can be sent to index.php, and everything works as normal.
    # Submitted by: ElliotHaughin

    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php

    </IfModule >  

Step 2 : Test

Test your site’s links to ensure they are working properly with index.php removed.