How to install Laravel within Xampp

Laravel is a feature rich, open-source PHP web framework, which is robust and easy to understand. It is a server-side framework, with it we can build apps with features typically requiring a backend, such as user accounts, exports, order management etc

When i first tried to install laravel, the documentation had a lot steps requires a lot downloads such as docker, php, composer etc 😐. So i started to look for other ways. I had a xampp apache software installed in my windows which already had php installed with it.


Search Environment Variables in search console. select Edit the systemenvironment variables → Environment Variables. Browse and add the php folder into Path variable.

Now we need to install composer (a dependency manager for PHP). So create a folder composer inside xampp folder, start CMD and run following commands.

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

It will download a composer.phar file.

To install Laravel go to D:\xampp\htdocs and type following in CMD

php D:\xampp\composer\composer.phar create-project laravel/laravel laravel “5.1.*”

You have installed Laravel framework in the D:\xampp\htdocs\laravel directory.

Now start xampp server and open localhost/laravel/public and you will see page like below.

Thanks for reading … 😊. Hope this helps.

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