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How to Run Laravel Project on Localhost

Here today I give you some tips about how to set up a Laravel project on local using XAMPP or WAMP server.

How to run Laravel project on localhost

For Windows users, there Some steps to which you do first,

Windows Users:

  1. Download XAMPP or WAMP server

    XAMPP download link:  https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
    WAMPP download link:  http://www.wampserver.com/en/#download-wrapper

  2. Download Composer, for Laravel package control, you can download from the below link,Composer download link: https://getcomposer.org/download/

    When you completed the installation of the composer you can check from your windows CMD,
    Write composer hit ENTER on your cmd which looks like this,

  3. Next, Download Git Bash from a given link for running composer, Git: https://git-scm.com/downloads

Now, Windows, Linux, and MacOS users can continue from the below steps.

  1. Run the XAMPP or any server on your system, open PHPMYADMIN or database, create the database named with homestead type utf8_general_ci.
  2. Pull or download the Laravel project from Git.
  3. On the Laravel project package, you can see the .enc.example file which is inside your root directory. Rename .env.example file to. .envSo, open a command prompt and write the following command mv .env.example .env.
  4. Open the console and cd to the root directory of your project.
  5. Run composer install or php composer.phar install.
  6. Run php artisan key:generate
  7. Run php artisan migrate
  8. Run php artisan db:seed run seeders, if any.
  9. Run php artisan serve.

After completed all these things, on your browser running project look like this,

Also Check:

Install Composer on Linux and Windows in 3 Steps

Happy Coding…!

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