Quick Laravel – Part 1

Laravel 5.x requires PHP version 5.5.9+. Also, in case you want to use database (sqlite or mysql), install Sqlite3, Mysql or PostgreSQL server.

Install composer with

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Install Laravel (option 1)

composer create-project laravel/laravel laravel-test

Instal Laravel (option 2)

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"

Add the following to .bashrc file

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

at the end of the file then in terminal type

source ~/.bashrc

and verify that $PATH variable contains the full path to laravel executable.

Then create new Laravel project with

laravel new laravel-test

Test installation

cd laravel-test
php -S localhost:8888 -t public

and open http://localhost:8888 in your web browser

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