How to Install Laravel on DigitalOcean

by Taha Zafar  March 4, 2016

In an age where cloud resources have become an asset, choosing the best cloud hosting provider for your website can be a ponderous task.

With so many cloud providers to choose from like Google Compute Engine, Amazon Web Services, Vultr, Kyup, and DigitalOcean etc., a safe bet for a beginner would be a cloud host provider that :

  • Has a reliable infrastructure.
  • Has affordable bandwidth solutions for a startup.
  • And has a good number of data-centre locations.

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DigitalOcean is one of that reliable cloud hosting infrastructure. It is an affordable cloud provider, has a reliable infrastructure, provides you with cheap bandwidth solutions and has 7 data centre locations to choose from. All of this makes it the best choice to host your new Laravel based application on it. However, it is a bit difficult to get along with hosting Laravel on Cloud as it involves technicalities that are hard to get by. What if a Cloud Hosting Platform made it easier for you to host a managed Laravel application on top of a DigitalOcean cloud, bypassing the technicalities involved? Well, Cloudways Managed Cloud hosting does exactly that for its customers. It offers a user-friendly solution to your hosting needs, making it an easy choice for you. And the best part is that all this is just a click away.

Why Cloudways?

Hosting a website directly from the infrastructure provider might seem easy but it is not. You really need a handsome amount of technical knowledge to host and manage directly from the provider. On the other hand, using Cloudways to host and manage your web based applications makes it a lot more easier and hassle free and you get all the time you need for your website development rather than managing the cloud server.

Some of the key features of Cloudways are:

  1. 24x7x365 online Technical support
  2. User-friendly control panel
  3. 1-click operations such as (cloning of servers and applications)
  4. Real-time Monitoring of your server
  5. Automated Backups

Using Cloudways to host Laravel based applications on DigitalOcean

You are just clicks away from launching your server on Cloudways. It requires no coding and is a simple and easy way to deploy your server.

Cloudways also offers a free 3-day trial on DigitalOcean for you to test your web apps, giving you the freedom to become intimate with the feature-rich console, and various built-in features.

To get started with Cloudways, first you need to sign-up and get your account verified. Once you are done with it, you can follow the step by step instructions on how to host your Managed Laravel application on DigitalOcean.

(Note: You may use promo code: PHP15 to get FREE Cloudways hosting credit of $15 on signup.)

Select Your Application

Choose Laravel from under PHPStack from the drop-down menu. Give your application, server, and, Project a name.

Select Cloud Provider

Select “DigitalOcean” from the list of Cloud providers.

Select Server Size

Select your desired server size based on the amount of traffic on your website.

Select Server Size

Select Location

Select the best location to host your server, keeping your targeted audience in mind. Be mindful of the user experience and latency when choosing a server location.

Select Location

Launch

Now, check your price and click on the “Launch” button.

Launch

That is It

That is It!

Conclusion

You now have sucessfully installed Laravel application on DigitalOcean which is hosted on one of the best managed cloud hosting providers out there. With superfast speeds and unparalleled features, you can be sure that you get a fully performance optimised server that helps your visitors in having a great experience while surfing your websites.

Don’t take my word for it and go try it yourself. Use your 3 days trial on DigitalOcean and you’ll know what it is like to be a part of a Managed DigitalOcean Cloud Hosting Platform.

Create Laravel apps without the worry of server management.

Deploy your app on optimized PHP hosting servers for Laravel.

About Taha Zafar

Taha Zafar is a Digital Content Producer at Cloudways. He is an engineer and likes to follow the latest trends in technology, with concentration on mobile technology and open source. Along with being a passionate content developer, Taha loves playing digital games like World of Warcraft and DOTA 2.

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