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LAMP: Installing Laravel on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

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LAMP: Installing Laravel on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)

Known for its elegant syntax and robust features, Laravel is a popular PHP framework for web application development. This blog post will walk you through installing Laravel on your system if you have a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP).


Make sure you have the following prerequisites before we begin:

  • An operating system based on Linux (e.g., Ubuntu, CentOS)

  • Installed and running Apache web server

  • MySQL or MariaDB installed and running

  • PHP version 7.4 or higher installed

Step 1: To install the required PHP extensions for LAMP, open a terminal window and run the following command:

sudo apt-get install php7.4-mbstring php7.4-xml php7.4-bcmath
sudo apt install php-cli unzip

Step 2: Laravel relies on Composer, a dependency manager for PHP. Follow these steps to install Composer:

  1. Download the Composer installer by running the following command in the terminal

cd ~
curl -sS -o /tmp/composer-setup.php
HASH=`curl -sS`

Verify the integrity of the downloaded installer by running the following command:

php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', '/tmp/composer-setup.php') === '$HASH') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"

Install Composer globally by running the following command:

sudo php /tmp/composer-setup.php --install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Verify the installation by typing composer --version in the terminal. You should see Composer's version information.

Step 3: Create a New Laravel Project Now that Composer is installed, let's create a new Laravel project:

  1. Open a terminal and navigate to your web server's document root directory. For example

cd /var/www/html

Run the following command to create a new Laravel project:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel myproject 

Replace myproject with the desired name for your project.

Step 4: Laravel requires specific environment configurations, so follow these steps to set up the environment:

  1. Change to the project's directory

cd myproject

Create a copy of the .env.example file and rename it to .env:

cp .env.example .env

Generate an application key by running the following command:

php artisan key:generate

Step 5: Configure Apache To configure Apache to serve your Laravel project, follow these steps:

  1. You will need a text editor to open the Apache configuration file. The location of the file may vary depending on your distribution, but the most common paths are:

    • Ubuntu: /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

    • CentOS: /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

  2. Add the following lines inside the <VirtualHost>

DocumentRoot /var/www/html/myproject/public
<Directory /var/www/html/myproject>
    AllowOverride All

More Detailed information available on: LAMP Ubuntu

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