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Laravel 5 Now Available On PHP Stack Cloud

Updated on March 18, 2015

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For Cloudways, the fastest growing managed and convenient cloud hosting platform, consistency and persistence have turned into a mantra of success. The  journey continues and the incredible love affair with our clients is growing with each passing day.

Recently, we introduced hourly backups and then came the New Relic addon. We have received raving reviews about these particular additions. We also have received some great suggestions that we will be considering for our future roll-outs.

On Cloudways Cloud Platform, PHP stack is one of the most used hosting stacks. It is admired by many for the ease of development it provides. However, we think we can make our PHP stack more useable. This is why we are now introducing PHP frameworks on the PHP hosting stack.


To begin with, we have added Laravel 5, one of the most preferred PHP frameworks.

Why Laravel?

Well, whenever you choose a framework, you ought to look for stability, easy-to-use extensions, and, above all, a closely knit community around that particular framework. The community provides instant help and shares experiences of using a particular framework.

Honestly speaking, you get all of the above-mentioned factors in Laravel. Since its first released in 2011, Laravel has seen wide acceptibility in the PHP development community as it supports the development of model-view-controller web app. It was the most popular PHP framework of 2013.

php framework stats

Major companies including Toyota Hall of Fame, Snappy, Bootsnipp, and Morgans Hotel Group are using Laravel framework. This is yet another testimony to Laravel’s unprecedented success during the last three years.

As noticed in the Google Trends graph below, the interest around Laravel is much greater than that of its competiting frameworks, namely Codeigniter, CakePHP, and Symfony.

On the usage front, it is being used by nearly 43,000 active websites. (Source: BuiltWith)

Laravel Usage Stats


Lastly, as of March 18, 2015, Laravel is the most popular PHP project on GitHub.

When a framework is backed with such strong statistics, you are bound to make the decision of bringing it on board. We will be considering more PHP frameworks for addition.

Why you should use Laravel PHP Framework on Cloudways?

The beauty of Laravel 5.0 is that it’s not only a framework, but it’s a complete ecosystem that enhances the freedom to develop any kind of web project with utmost ease.

Howerver, hosting Laravel is a different story altogether.

If you are using a traditional web host, then you will be required to install Composer. In the second step, you will have to install Laravel packages. Oh yeah, there are system requirements that you need to fulfill in order to make Laravel work. Then, there are things to configure.

Developers should not be handling this mess. They should develop.

On the other hand, Cloudways provides you the liberty to start development on Laravel 5.0 within minutes. You only have to pick Laravel framework on PHP stack while choosing your app for the launch of your cloud server. In most cases, you get a fully-functional Laravel installation in less than 5 minutes. Quick? Yes, it is.

So, what are you waiting for? If you haven’t tried our Cloud Platform yet, just sign up for free trial now. I am sure you’ll love it.

Therefore, if you have any suggestion, leave it in the comments section below or on our Feedback page.

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Salman Mehdi

Salman Mehdi works as Digital Content Producer for Cloudways. In his spare time, he reads books, blog posts, or anything that catches his fancy.

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