Laravel Installation

November 19, 2017

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

composer.phar global require "laravel/installer"

This will download the updated composer file for the Laravel

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

php composer.phar create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

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

sudo chmod -R 777 storage

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/

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Schema;
public function boot()
{
        Schema::defaultStringLength(191);
}