05 Jul 2023

How to Set Up Your First Laravel Project: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Starting a Laravel project can be quite an endeavor, especially for the uninitiated. There are several steps involved, each crucial for the setup to be successful. This guide provides an easy, step-by-step walkthrough to get you started on your Laravel journey. While the guide holds your hand through the Laravel setup, Metrics+ watches over your website, ensuring its smooth operation and security.

Step 1: Install Composer

Laravel uses Composer for managing its dependencies. If you're just starting out with Laravel, you'll first need to have Composer installed on your system. This is how it's done:

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

Step 2: Install Laravel

With Composer set up, you can now install Laravel. It's available as a package which you can add to your project. Here's how:

composer global require laravel/installer

Step 3: Create a New Laravel Project

With Laravel installed, it's time to create your Laravel project. This can be achieved with the following command:

laravel new project-name

Remember to replace 'project-name' with your desired project name.

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In conclusion, setting up a Laravel project might seem daunting initially, but with a step-by-step guide at your disposal and Metrics+ at your service, the journey becomes considerably smoother. We've learned how to install Composer, Laravel, and start a new Laravel project. As we embark on this path, remember that continuous learning and website monitoring go hand in hand for a successful web project.

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