Laravel Installation

This is the easy way to install Laravel if you have installed XAMPP in your local machine. This is how you do it in Mac
1 Download the composer and install it in your computer
2 Now you can download the Laravel  via composer using the following command in terminal

This will download the updated composer file for the Laravel

3 Now you have to create the project directory and download the Laravel files

4 After installing Laravel, you may need to configure some permissions. Directories within the storage and the bootstrap/cache directories should be writable by your web server or Laravel will not run.

You can run following command inside the terminal

Sometimes you will have to add the following code to App/Providers/AppServiceProvider if you get error like this

Illuminate\Database\QueryException : SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes (SQL: alter table users add unique users_email_unique(email))

at /Applications/