Laravel 5.7 Installation
We have split this installation into 2 parts
Windows Users If you don't want to install all of them manually, please download laragon
you can check if you have git by running
git --version in terminal, if you don't have it...you can get it from git-scm.com
or on *nix system, you can install by running
apt-get install git command
you can check if you have nodejs installed or not by running
nodejs -v in terminal, if you don't have it... you can get it from nodejs.org
for *nix system, find instructions here https://nodejs.org/en/download/package-manager/
you can check for yarn existence by running
yarn -v in terminal, if you don't have it, you can get from their their website https://yarnpkg.com and follow instructions mentioned there
you can check for composer existence by running
composer -v in terminal and if you don't have it, get it from getcomposer.org
The zip file contains all laravel files default files, however you need to perform following steps to get vendors etc.
.env file and setting your values
Since everyone can have their own database name, mail settings etc, laravel doesn't ship with
.env.example which we copy as
.env and modify with our own db details etc.
cp .env.example .env
.env and modify database etc. details with yours
you need to modify following values
DB_DATABASE=homestead DB_USERNAME=homestead DB_PASSWORD=secret
you may need to change other fields aswell, if necessay
Get Composer packages
We don't add all vendors files into zip, hence you need to get them manually, running below command can get you all composer vendor packages
Laravel requires directories within the
storage and the
bootstrap/cache directories should be writable by your web server
You should use the minimum permissions available for writing, based on how you've got your web server configured.
chmod -R 775 storage chmod 775 bootstrap/cache
I f you still run into a permissions error, you may need to increase the permissions to 777, or twiddle your user/group permissions on your server.
chmod -R 777 storage chmod 777 bootstrap/cache
You'll also want to make sure that your laravel directory and all files within are owned by something other than root. It's very common to create a user on your server (like www-data), add that user to the apache group, and then chown your files to be owned by www-data, chgrp to the apache group.
This ensures your files can be executed correctly and cache files can be written to without having to give files owned by root the permissions to write or execute.
If you want to send emails from your website, you need to configure
MAIL_DRIVER etc details in your
.env file, if you don't want to send emails (ex: in dev environment), you can set
log and it will write all your emails to log files.
::: tip Global 'from' address
You can specify
from address from each email from
mailables however if you wish to have a single global
from address then please modify
config/mail.php below section with your values
'from' => [ 'address' => env('MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS', 'firstname.lastname@example.org'), 'name' => env('MAIL_FROM_NAME', 'Example'), ],
If you want to use other mail drivers like
sparkpost, mailgun etc, then please refer to https://laravel.com/docs/5.7/mail
To secure user sessions and other encrypted data, we need to set application key.
php artisan key:generate
Set JWT secret
we need to set JWT secret in-order to use it in pages like login etc
php artisan jwt:secret
add tables to databaes
Now that, we have setup database details in
.env, its time to migrate tables into database.
To have default admin user, we need to seed data into data, to do that run below command, which insert two users into database.
along with users, it also inserts all countries data into
Now we need to get frontend assets and move them to proper place.
npm run dev
if everything compiles successfully, by now you should have a working website
It is highly recommended to run vuejs projects under virtual hosts.
once you setup virtualhost, you can access project at http://URL (if using virtualhosts)