Laravel: Using Laragon

Laravel: Using Laragon

Laragon is a windows program that helps new developers setup Laravel in a minute. Instant setup, extremely fast, extremely lightweight Laravel installation and manager for Windows users.

Laragon similar to WampServer or XAMPP.

Following are the steps taken to install Laragon after download it from Laragon website:

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First run installation, this is the view
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Choose your installation path, mine is locate at D partition
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I love this one, I left this by it’s default value.
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Just a summary, if it’s ok, click on Install button
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Just wait a few minutes..should be quick installation
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Yeah! DONE! You may want to restart your machine.
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Now open up your Laragon
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This is the default view – Start All (start all services – Apache, MySQL and PHP), Web (open up localhost), Database (open up PHPMyAdmin), Terminal (open up Commander), and Root(open up Document Root directory)
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Click on Start All to start all the services – you should have something similar like this
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Click on Terminal , will open up Cmdr
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Click on Web button in Laragon interface will open up the localhost and display the PHP Info
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Click on Database button will open up PHPMyAdmin – I prefer to use SQLYog for Database Administration
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Create new Laravel project is easy – click on Menu > Laravel > Create Project > [ Lumen | Laravel 5 | Laravel 4 ]
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Laragon also come with latest version PHP7 – Click on Menu > PHP > Version > PHP 7.0.0
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PHP 7.0.0 enabled
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Using the panel menus in Laragon interface, I’ve choose to create project named po.shup. Laragon will popup a command prompt running composer create-project laravel/laravel [project-name] –prefer-dist
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After done create project
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Test you project at [projet-name].dev. Now you’re ready from Laravel based project!

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