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<h1>Installation Instructions</h1>

<p>CodeIgniter is installed in four steps:</p>

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<li>Unzip the package.</li>
<li>Upload the CodeIgniter folders and files to your server.  Normally the index.php file will be at your root.</li>
<li>Open the <dfn>application/config/config.php</dfn> file with a text editor and set your base URL.  If you intend to use encryption or sessions, set your encryption key.</li>
<li>If you intend to use a database, open the <dfn>application/config/database.php</dfn> file with a text editor and set your database settings.</li>
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<p>If you wish to increase security by hiding the location of your CodeIgniter files you can rename the <dfn>system</dfn> folder
to something more private.  If you do rename it, you must open your main <kbd>index.php</kbd> file and set the <samp>$system_folder</samp>
variable at the top of the page with the new name you've chosen.</p>

<p>That's it!</p>

<p>If you're new to CodeIgniter, please read the <a href="../overview/getting_started.html">Getting Started</a> section of the User Guide to begin learning how
to build dynamic PHP applications. Enjoy!</p>



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