Laravel Installation

Laravel 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:


Before 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)
If you don't have these already, you can install them by following the instructions on their respective websites.

Step 1: Install Composer

Composer 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: downloading the installer, open a terminal window and run the following command:
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php composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer
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:
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composer --version
If everything is set up correctly, you should see the version number of Composer printed on the screen.

Step 2: Install Laravel

Once 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:
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composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel your-project-name
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.

Step 3: Run Laravel

Once 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:
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php artisan serve
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.


In this article, we went through the steps to install Laravel on your computer. We installed Composer, used it to download and install Laravel, and then ran Laravel using the built-in PHP development server.Now that you have Laravel installed, you can start building your web application using its powerful features and tools. Good luck!
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