How to install Laravel using Softaculous

This article describes how to install the Laravel PHP framework using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

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Installing Laravel

You can have the Laravel PHP framework installed in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install Laravel using Softaculous, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. Open Softaculous:
    • If you are using the Jupiter theme, on the Tools page, in the Softaculous Apps Installer section, click Softaculous Apps Installer (or any of the icons under Scripts or Categories).
    • If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section of the cPanel home screen, click Softaculous Apps Installer (or any of the icons under Scripts or Categories).
  3. In the Search text box, type laravel and then press Enter.
    Alternatively, you can use the navigation pane on the left side.  To do this, click Frameworks, and then click Laravel.
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol.
    If you have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select https:// or https://www. If you do not have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select http:// or http://www.
  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.
    If you want your domain name to go directly to the application, make sure the In Directory text box is blank.
  8. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  9. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications Emails check box.
    A2 Hosting strongly recommends that you receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available. Keeping your site updated helps prevent unauthorized access attempts and data loss.
  10. In the Backup Location list box, you can select a location to store application backups.
  11. In the Automated backups list box, you can select whether or not Softaculous makes periodic backups of your application.
  12. In the Backup Rotation list box, you can select how often Softaculous overwrites the oldest backup file with a new backup file.
  13. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  14. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application's configuration.
    Laravel requires PHP version 5.6.4 or later. If your account has an older PHP version enabled, the Softaculous installer asks if you want to enable PHP 5.6. To install Laravel, you must enable PHP 5.6 (or a newer version). Please note, however, that this newer PHP version may affect any existing applications that are installed on your account.

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