How to Host Laravel 5.2 on Cloud

by Ahmed Khan  January 27, 2016

Laravel is the number 1 PHP framework with respect to popularity and the community support.  It was created by Taylor Otwell. It follows MVC architecture pattern. Its latest version is 5.2.7, which was released on 7th January, 2016.

It is an open source software. Hence, you will find enormous help and support and tutorials all over the internet.

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Installing Laravel 5.2 from composer may be a rather technical task. But if you are newbie in this field, you don’t really need to be worried about the messy SSH commands. Just signup on Cloudways and then follow the steps below.

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

Step1: Select Your Application

Select the cloud server from Digital Ocean, Vultr, Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.
Laravel 5.2 version installation

Step 2: Select the Cloud Provider

Select PHP app with Laravel, as shown in figure.

Laravel 5.2 version installation

Step 3: Select Server Size

Select the server size according to your requirement. However, if you are not sure about the server requirement, you may use suggestions. Server size is even scalable later.

Laravel 5.2 version installation

Step 5: Select Location

Select Server location according to your preference and then click launch.
Laravel 5.2 version installation

Step 6: Launch Your Server

You will face the screen showing processing time of launching. After completion of time, you will have the interface as below. Click on manage server button.

Laravel 5.2 version installation

Step 7:  Server & Application Management

Now you will have the two tabs, “Server Management” and “Application Management” as shown below.

Step 8: Aplication URL in Browser

Now, you can see the application URL and Admin Access URL as well. Visit these urls, you will have the following screens:

Laravel 5.2 version installation

The one click installation of Laravel 5.2 is completed! Now you can enjoy working on Laravel hosted on Cloud.

Create Laravel apps without the worry of server management.

Deploy your app on optimized PHP hosting servers for Laravel.

About Ahmed Khan

Ahmed was a PHP community expert at Cloudways - A Managed PHP Hosting Cloud Platform. He is a software engineer with extensive knowledge in PHP and SEO. He loves watching Game of Thrones is his free time. Follow Ahmed on Twitter to stay updated with his works. You can email him at ahmed.khan@cloudways.com

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