Laravel first steps

Hello, this article is for beginners and will show basic functions.

Installation of Laravel

To begin with instalation we need composer. In console write the following.

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel NameOfTheProject

What is artisan

Artisan is the name of the command-line interface included with Laravel. It provides a number of helpful commands for your use while developing your application. It is driven by the powerful Symfony Console component.

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Laravel on shared hosting

I will show you not the fastest but easiest way to move Laravel project to shared hosting. You need to be sure that you are using PHP version >= 5.6.4.

First step

First connect to your FTP and create folder outside “public_html”. You can use any name but in this example I will use (“Laravel”) for the name of this folder.

Move everything except “public” folder from your Laravel project to your newly created folder on shared hosting. It will take some time!

In “public_html” folder you need to move files from “public” folder in your Laravel project.

Open index.php file and change the paths to autoload.php and app.php files. They should point to files in the Laravel folder.
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