How To Install Laravel on CentOS 8

Install Laravel on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration of Laravel on CentOS 8.  For those of you who didn’t know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web application framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern. It is a pretty new framework, but with a big potential to become one of the most popular PHP frameworks.

One of the things that make Laravel that good is the large vibrant community behind it. Laravel also extensively utilizes Composer, the de-facto PHP dependency manager. By using Composer, Laravel provides you with complete freedom to choose and build your application structure. There are so many composer packages available at packagist.org which will definitely make your programming life easier.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Laravel PHP Framework on a CentOS 8 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Laravel on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Composer.

The composer is required for installing Laravel dependencies. So use the below commands to download and use as a command in our system:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php
sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/composer

Verify the installation by printing the composer version:

composer -v

Step 3. Installing Laravel on CentOS 8.

Install Laravel using the following command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel idroot

*You can change idroot by the name of your project.

To check the progress of your project you can use it. To do this, use the following command:

cd idroot
php artisan serve

Again, serve the project:

php artisan serve --host= --port=8000

Step 4. Configure firewall.

You know Laravel is working on port 8000 so we need to allow connection on that port by adding it to the firewall:

firewall-cmd --add-port=8000/tcp --permanent --zone=public
firewall-cmd --reload

Step 5. Accessing Laravel.

Laravel will be available on HTTP port 8000 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://your_domain.com:8000 or http://your-server-ip:8000 and complete the required steps to finish the installation.

Install Laravel on CentOS 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Laravel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Laravel PHP Framework on your CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Laravel website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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