Laravel InstallationLaravel is a popular PHP web application framework that makes it easy to build and maintain web applications. In this article, we'll go through the steps for installing Laravel on your computer. Here are the steps to install Laravel:
PrerequisitesBefore we start, let's make sure we have everything we need to install Laravel:
- PHP version 7.3 or higher
- Composer (a dependency manager for PHP)
- Git (version control system)
Step 1: Install ComposerComposer is a dependency manager for PHP, which means it will install all the required packages and dependencies for Laravel. You can download the installer from the official website: https://getcomposer.org/.After downloading the installer, open a terminal window and run the following command:
This command will install Composer globally on your system, so you can use it from anywhere in the terminal.To verify that Composer is installed correctly, run the following command:
php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer
If everything is set up correctly, you should see the version number of Composer printed on the screen.
Step 2: Install LaravelOnce Composer is installed, we can use it to install Laravel. Open a terminal window and navigate to the directory where you want to install Laravel. Then run the following command:
Replace your-project-name with the name you want to give your Laravel project. This command will download and install the latest version of Laravel and all its dependencies into a new directory with the name you provided.The installation process may take a few minutes, depending on your internet connection speed.
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel your-project-name
Step 3: Run LaravelOnce the installation process is complete, you can run Laravel by navigating into the project directory and using the built-in PHP development server. To do this, run the following command:
This command will start the PHP development server on port 8000. You can access your Laravel application by opening a web browser and visiting http://localhost:8000.If you see the Laravel welcome page, congratulations! You have successfully installed Laravel and can start building your web application.
php artisan serve