How to launch Laravel on DreamHost?

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by kaley , in category: Installation & Upgrades , 5 months ago

How to launch Laravel on DreamHost?

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by viola_gleichner , 5 months ago

@kaley 

To launch Laravel on DreamHost, you can follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your DreamHost account and go to the domain management section.
  2. Create a subdomain or use an existing domain where you want to host your Laravel application.
  3. SSH into your DreamHost server using a terminal or an SSH client like PuTTY.
  4. Navigate to the directory where you want to install Laravel. You can use the following command to go to your domain's directory:
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cd your_domain_directory


  1. Use Composer to install Laravel by running the following command:
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composer create-project laravel/laravel your_project_name


This command will create a new Laravel project in a directory named "your_project_name". Replace "your_project_name" with your desired project name.

  1. Once the installation is complete, navigate to the project directory:
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cd your_project_name


  1. Now, you need to configure the .env file for your Laravel application. Rename the ".env.example" file to ".env":
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mv .env.example .env


  1. Generate a new application key by running the following command:
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php artisan key:generate


  1. Update the database configuration in the .env file with your database details.
  2. If you want to use the built-in Laravel development server, you can start it by running the following command:
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php artisan serve


  1. Your Laravel application should now be accessible using the domain or subdomain you set up in DreamHost. You can visit your Laravel application by entering the URL in a web browser.


Note: You may need to set up appropriate file permissions and configure other server settings based on your project requirements. DreamHost provides documentation for managing file permissions and configuring PHP settings if you encounter any issues.