CakePHP is an open-source web, rapid development framework for PHP that provides an extensible architecture for developing, maintaining, and deploying applications


CodeIgniter is an open-source PHP web development framework created by EllisLab Inc and it has been adopted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology


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Newer more feature

"Cakephp is newer more feature rich and heavier than codeigniter codeigniter is designed to have a much smaller footprint so you will most likely find yourself creating functionality in codeigniter to match cake s"

from question "CakePHP to CodeIgniter conversion"

Much more lighter

"In my view cakephp seems much more lighter then codeigniter but i never used either one so i can t judge"

from question "CakePHP or CodeIgniter for file sharing webapp?"


"I suspect codeigniter doesn t have quite as flexible a structure it s smaller and lighter than cakephp but a quick look at the cakephp manual to see how behaviors components helpers and the vendors folder may be helpful"

from question "MVC, where do the classes go?"

"I personally use codeigniter which probably falls in to the heavy framework category but is at least much lighter than cakephp and lighter than zend too i think"

from question "Does it exist anything like DWR for PHP?"


"Cakephp is considered slower than codeigniter but you can tweak it to enhance speed"

from question "Are there any big websites which uses frameworks?"


"Why do people say cakephp is somewhat harder than codeigniter for people new to mvc"

from question "* (no title is found for this review)"

More complicated

"I have been reading about cakephp but it seems a bit more complicated than codeigniter"

from question "Need a simple PHP framework for my webapp"


"Codeigniter has the lower learning curve overall so i would recommend it over cakephp"

from question "Adding User Authentication in PHP"

More experienced

"In my opinion it will probably be easier to integrate with codeigniter although someone more experienced with cakephp might prove me wrong"

from question "Integrating CakePHP or CodeIgniter in existing projects"

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