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Laravel Setup in Linux machine

Laravel setup in Linux machine ? yea its good to use Linux for framwork like Laravel, Symfony or Zend. It doesn’t means Win/Mac not good but linux is best in my concern.

I’m using Linux mint for developing Laravel app. so the basic configuration set up will explain step by step. Hope you are in Linux environment other wise this article doesn’t suit for your requirement.

First make sure you have latest PHP version installed, If you need Apache installation help, look at below.

Step 1: Apache Installation

Open your terminal and type

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apache2
Step 2: Mysql Installation

simply type following commands.

sudo apt-get install mysql-server libapache2-mod-auth-mysql php5-mysql

during the installation mysql ask for root password if you don’t want to create a password for default user root means like to access mysql without password. simply follow the steps. you have to install phpmyadmin for linux debain

in the following path /etc/phpmyadmin/

uncomment this line

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = TRUE;
Step 3: PHP Installation

type the following commands.

sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mcrypt
Step 4: Some useful tools


sudo apt-get install git


sudo apt-get install curl


sudo apt-get install vim
Install Composer and Node and so on


curl -sS | sudo php -- --filename=composer --install-dir=/usr/local/bin

Then open ~/.bashrc file using following command.

vim ~/.bashrc

paste the following line

export PATH="$PATH:~/.composer/vendor/bin"

then save it and type

source ~/.bashrc

So that all the composer packages are executable.


sudo apt-get install nodejs npm
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node


sudo npm install -g bower


sudo apt-get install php5-curl
composer global require "laravel/envoy=~1.0"

Laravel Installer

sudo apt-get install php5-mcrypt
composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

Creating your first empty Laravel project

Create a Development folder and enter it

mkdir Development
cd Development

Create a new Laravel install and give the files the correct permission

laravel new homestead
cd homestead
chmod 755 -R storage/

Create a homestead.conf file for apache and get into editing mode

sudo touch /etc/apache2/sites-available/homestead.conf
sudo vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/homestead.conf

While in the file paste whats next then type “:wq” of course do not forget to replace “User” with the linux user you are using.

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /home/User/Development/homestead/public
<Directory />
Require all granted
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
AllowOverride All

When that has been done open up

sudo vim /etc/hosts

and add 

Then you should be able to do

sudo a2ensite homestead.conf

Then simply restart apache

 sudo service apache2 restart 

then  navigate to in a browser.

All done! you setup your first Laravel project!.

Its quite simple and easy right ? more Laravel related article will coming soon.

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