Configure PHP and Laravel Framework

In this guide we configure PHP and Laravel Framework to build web applications and REST APIs. As a result, you can prepare the environment to start the development process in a Laravel Project.

After this process, you will get installed the following components:

  • PHP (PHP 7 or newer)
  • MySQL/MariaDB server engine and client
  • PEAR (PHP repository of common reusable components)
  • Composer (PHP package and dependency manager)
  • XDebug (PHP debugger used by unit tests tools like PHPUnit)
  • Laravel command line tools (laravel and php artisan)

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How to change the Laravel public folder path

In this post will show how to change the Laravel public folder path (the default path to publish public content, including the index). Actually there is no configuration value to change this, but you can change some special files to change it to another location, and your application will continue working as expected.

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