Last Update - 25 Apr 2020

How to install Laravel on windows using wamp

Hey, Today I am going to tell you about the Laravel Framework. Laravel is no doubt the most popular PHP framework. It allows you to create web applications fast and easy. In this, I’m going to show you how to create your first Laravel app that runs on your local wamp server.

Before getting started, make sure the composer is installed in your system. For the wamp server, you can navigate to http://www.wampserver.com/en/ to download and install. You need to install a composer also. So, For the composer,  https://getcomposer.org/download/ to download and install.

What is Laravel?

Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern and based on Symfony.

Step 1: Installing WAMP

Download it’s dependencies (Visual C++ packages) first, which are as follows.

Make sure you are “up to date” in the redistributable packages VC9, VC10, VC11, VC13, and VC14.

Visual C++ Packages:

The libraries VC9, VC10, VC11 are required for Wampserver 2.4, 2.5, and 3.0, even if you use only Apache and PHP versions with VC11.

You must install both 32 and 64bit versions, even if you do not use Wampserver 64 bit.
Next, Download & Install WAMP

Step 2: Installing Composer (The PHP package manager)

Composer is a dependency manager. Why dependency? Because Laravel is highly "dependent" on another library as well. Yes, Laravel is made out of other libraries, like Symfony and Doctrine (don't worry about these terms for now), each library has different versions and some libraries are dependent on other libraries as well, Composer does all the tracing of all of these for you.

  • Download & install composer
  • Now same as step 2 you need to add a new environment variable for composer
  • Go again to the same settings now add the path for composer bin which should be something like this
    C:\ProgramData\ComposerSetup\bin
  • Click OK
  • Open CLI, type “composer” and check it has properly been installed or not

Step 3: Installing Laravel installer (Final step)

Watch the video on You Tube Click here.

Finlay open your browser and run URL : localhost/laravel/public, you will be see below output.(You have arrived on the screen)

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