Laravel is an open-source PHP framework, and it uses MVC architectural pattern for web application development. It is released under MIT license.
Codelgniter is a robust PHP framework created for web developers. It is for the developers who want a simple and elegant toolkit to build full-featured web applications. It is one of the most vital alternatives to create dynamic PHP websites.
Codelgniter is an object-oriented framework. On the other hand, Laravel is a relational object-oriented framework. It is easy to learn Codelgniter for beginners. Laravel has some additional and advanced features that might be difficult for beginners to use.
We will compare Laravel and Codelgniter based on multiple parameters such as support of other DBMS, structure & updates, Built-in modules, Popularity & Trends, etc.
Codelgniter is compatible with Microsoft BI, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB. However, Codelgniter additionally supports other general databases like DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and others.