#PHP #Laravel Framework - #Installation Steps & Directory #Structure List

Published By Maria Desilva, 8 Dec 2017

#PHP #Laravel Framework - #Installation Steps & Directory #Structure List

Laravel is one of the most demanded and powerful PHP framework in today's date created by Taylor Otwell. It  is an open-source framework which can be used to develop any kind of web applications in PHP. Laravel follows the Model-View-Controller(MVC) architectural pattern.

My previous blog PHP Laravel Framework - Intro, Versions and Features was about an introduction of Laravel framework and its incredible features which makes it popular among developers. To explore those marvellous features and to test them practically, Let's start with Laravel Framework.

 The first step is How to install Laravel framework in our system?. This article defines the different ways to install and create a new Laravel application using composer. This article also provide a brief description of directory structure of new Laravel application.

System Requirements :

Homestead is a virtual machine which satisfied all the requirements for installing and running Laravel application. If you are not using Homestead, your system has to fulfill the following requirements to install Laravel framework.

  • PHP >= 7.0.0
  • OpenSSL PHP Extension
  • PDO PHP Extension
  • Mbstring PHP Extension
  • Tokenizer PHP Extension
  • XML PHP Extension

Installation :

Laravel uses composer to manage dependencies. So before installing Laravel, make sure that composer is installed in your system.
If the composer is already installed on your system, You can skip Step 1 and start from Step 2 and If composer is not installed follow the steps given below :

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