How to Install Laravel with Softaculous

In this article, we will learn how to install Laravel, the popular PHP framework. In order for Laravel to work correctly, you must make sure your server or cPanel account is configured for PHP version 8.1 or above.

How to Install Laravel with Softaculous

There are many different ways to install Laravel. Installation methods will vary based on your needs and experience level. We’ve chosen to represent the Softaculous installation here because it is straightforward to accomplish, only requires a few clicks, and is available on our Laravel Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Servers.

1. Log Into Your Control Panel

First, you will want to log into cPanel or Control Web Panel (CWP) to access Softaculous.

2. Locate Softaculous within your Control Panel

Now that you are logged into your control panel, click the Softaculous button.

  • In cPanel, Softaculous is located under the Software section labeled Softaculous Apps Installer.
    Softaculous cPanel Button
  • In CWP, Softaculous is located under Script Installers labeled Softaculous.
    Softaculous CWP button

3. Select Laravel to Install

Within Softaculous, click Frameworks on the left menu and select Laravel.

4. Installation Page

On the Laravel main page, click on the Install tab at the top to get to the installation page.

5. Install Laravel

This will direct you to the Software Setup page of Softaculous which allows you to configure your installation. Choose the domain that you want Laravel installed.

If you want the installation to be on the selected domain itself, you will want to leave the In Directory section blank (Softaculous within CWP will have laravel in this section by default which you can remove). Otherwise, if you want this installation to be in a subdirectory of the selected domain, you will type in the desired directory.
Laravel Software Setup in Softaculous
Once you have selected your installation URL and directory, click Install located at the bottom of the section.

6. Installation Complete

Once the installation has been completed, you will be shown a confirmation of successful installation.
Laravel Successfully Installed

When you visit your selected domain, you will see a message indicating that Laravel has been installed, and you will be redirected to the /public subdirectory. For security reasons, you should redirect to this “public” directory as the document root of your site.

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Derrell Willis
Derrell Willis Manager, Developer Relations

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