In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Laravel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Laravel is a popular open-source PHP framework for developers looking to build modern web applications based on PHP. Its elegant syntax, advanced features, and robust tools help simplify web application development. Laravel is highly scalable and has built-in support for distributed cache systems.
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 the Laravel PHP framework on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing PHP.
Laravel requires PHP for proper working. Now run the following command to install PHP to your system:
sudo apt install php php-common php-cli php-gd php-mysqlnd php-curl php-intl php-mbstring php-bcmath php-xml php-zip
Verify the PHP version:
Step 3. Installing PHP 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 | sudo php -- --install-dir=/usr/bin --filename=composer
Verify the Composer version:
Step 4. Installing Laravel on Ubuntu 22.04.
By default, Laravel is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to create a Laravel project with the Composer:
composer create-project laravel/laravel idroot_app
Note: You can change idroot_app by the name of your project.
Next, change the project directory and start Laravel’s local development server using the
artisan serve command:
cd idroot_app php artisan serve php artisan serve --host 192.168.77.21 --port 8000
Step 5. Configure Firewall.
By default, the UFW firewall is enabled on Ubuntu. Depending on your Laravel configuration file, open ports 8000 to allow HTTP traffic:
sudo ufw allow 8000/tcp sudo ufw reload
Step 6. Accessing Laravel Web Interface.
Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Laravel web interface using the URL
http://192.168.77.21:8080. You will be redirected to the following page:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Laravel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Laravel PHP framework on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Laravel website.