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Install and Set Up Laravel with Composer - #37

Published: October 19, 2020 | DevDrawer

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
29:00 minutes

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Today starts my new series with Laravel. In this tutorial video, we will learn how to install and setup Laravel from the command line using Composer.

Installing Laravel is pretty straight forward and they good documentation but there are still some issues you could run into. Trust me. I know Laravel 8 is out, but I am sticking with 7 since more people would be more familiar with it and I have not used Laravel 8 too much. It can be upgraded to Laravel 8, but I don't feel I can currently teach something I am not familiar with. So, Laravel 7 it is.

During this video, I mention previous videos that are being used to get to where we are. They are listed below if you need to go back.


Build a Linux Server for Less Than $100:

Setup Apache Virtual Hosts The Easy Way:

Live Server Extension in Visual Studio Code:

Install SSH on Windows:

Install Lamba on Linux Ubuntu:

00:00 Intro

03:44 Install and Use SSH

08:04 Install Composer, Node, and NPM

10:33 Create Virtual Host

13:04 Install Laravel in New Virtual Host

15:47 Point to Public Folder

17:58 Set Up Permissions

21:31 User PHP Artisan

22:16 Use Live Server with PHP

26:24 Testing Live Changes

27:54 Upcoming: Install Laravel/UI with Bootstrap and Auth

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:


Laravel v7:

Computer Hardware:

Windows 10 Pro: (Amazon)

Samsung 500GB External SSD: (Amazon)

Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe: (Amazon)

Rosewill Hive-750S R750W PSU: (Amazon)

Phanteks Eclipse Tempered Glass Case: (Amazon)

MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen Motherboard: (Amazon)

MSI Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB: (Amazon)

LG 34UM69G-B 34-Inch 21:9 UltraWide IPS Monitor: (Amazon)

Corsair 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 Memory: (Amazon)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor: (Amazon)

Dell XPS 15 9500 15.6" Laptop / Windows: (Amazon)

Lenovo ThinkPad T15 15.6" Laptop / Linux: (Amazon)


Fujifilm X-T3: (Amazon)

Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4: (Amazon)


Audio Technica AT2020: (Amazon)

Blue Snowball iCE: (Amazon)


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