How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

Laravel is a free open-source web development framework which follows Model view controller (MVC) architectural pattern.

It uses Composer to manage its dependencies.

In this tutorial, I show step by step how you can install Laravel on your Windows system.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows


Contents

  1. System Requirement
  2. Download and Install Composer
  3. Create Project
  4. Start Development Server
  5. Output
  6. Conclusion

 


1. System Requirement

  • PHP >= 7.1.3
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension
  • Ctype PHP Extension
  • JSON PHP Extension

2. Download and Install Composer

  • Download Composer-Setup.exe from here.
  • Run the downloaded file.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

  • Click Next.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

  • Browser the php.exe location and Click Next.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

  • Click Next.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

  • Click Install.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

  • Finish.

3. Create Project

  • Open Command Prompt and navigate to xampp/htdocs/ directory.
  • Execute composer create-project laravel/laravel {project-name}. Enter the name of your project in the place of {project-name} e.g. composer create-project laravel/laravel laravel_project.
  • This will download and install the latest version of Laravel.
F:\>cd xampp\htdocs
F:\xampp\htdocs>composer create-project laravel/laravel laravel_project

Directory structure after installation –

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows


4. Start Development Server

  • Open Command Prompt.
  • Navigate to the newly created project directory (laravel_project).
  • Run php artisan serve. This will start the development server.
F:\xampp\htdocs>cd laravel_project
F:\xampp\htdocs\laravel_project>php artisan serve

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows

Change Port

Add --port={port-number} to php artisan serve command.

F:\xampp\htdocs>cd laravel_project
F:\xampp\htdocs\laravel_project>php artisan serve --port=3421

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows


5. Output

In browser run localhost:8000 if have not set port otherwise run localhost:3421 with your set port number.

How to install Laravel Framework in Windows


6. Conclusion

You need to install Composer on your system to create a Laravel project. Use php artisan serve command to run the development server.

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