How to manage your Laravel application template
Learn more about our Laravel application template including how it works, how we set it up on your cloud server as well as where you can locate your login credentials which you will need to start developing and deploying your apps.
What goes into our Laravel app template
Our Laravel application template builds upon our LEMP stack template. Because of this, when you order a cloud server with Laravel, you will also get the full LEMP stack installed on your virtual machine as well, which includes Nginx, MariaDB and PHP.
Additionally, you will also get a Composer as well as the NPM package manager. This will save you time by allowing you to skip over the process of having to manually install and configure extra software. This will boost your productivity and will allow you to immediately start using your server to develop and test your app!
How we install Laravel on your cloud server
When the installation of the stack concludes, the system will also install the Composer, which will then proceed to set up the Laravel framework onto your server. Once that is done, a default project will be created in the ‘/var/www/laravel_app’ directory and a relevant Nginx configuration will also be applied.
You can find this default application by going to your browser and entering your server’s IP address followed by the 80 port:
IMPORTANT: Laravel does not have a control panel! It is a framework that you can use to create web applications! Because of this, you should expect to only see the output of the project when you visit the aforementioned address!
You will also need to locate your MariaDB credentials, which you can find in the ‘/root/mysql_credentials.txt’ directory. You will need them in order to connect and manage any databases when you migrate or create a project.
If you are going to be migrating a project, remember that it’s important to migrate everything to the appropriate server folders. Also, ensure that you migrate any databases and make sure to edit any database connection credentials in your projects so that they point to the correct local databases.
Our Laravel installation script
We at VPSBG are extremely cautious when it comes to protecting your privacy. Because of this, we strive to remain completely transparent when it comes to our application templates, which is why we upload all of our installation scripts in our VPSBG GitHub repository.
Advantages of using Laravel
When it comes to Laravel, there are a number of different advantages that the framework can provide in order to make developing Web applications substantially easier.
One of the main benefits of Laravel is its incredible security. This is because the framework has a number of features that can protect your app from XSS and CSRF attacks as well as SQL injections. Not only that but Laravel also utilizes a Bcrypt hashing algorithm to keep all data safe.
In addition to its impeccable security, Laravel is also really powerful, allowing you to get the most out of your app in terms of performance. This is because it makes use of caching, code templates and events, which are all incredibly useful when it comes to saving you time and ensuring that your application works as efficiently as possible.
Staying on the topic of security and code templates, Laravel also comes equipped with a built-in authentication and authorization systems, which you can easily take advantage of. You can also use the existing systems as a foundation if you want to create a more complex and intricate login system.
Another advantage of the framework is the fact that it comes along with an object-relational mapper - Eloquent. This ORM provides an API which can be used to interact with databases in an easy and efficient manner. Eloquent can also be used to develop more detailed queries.
Finally, Laravel has a command-line tool - Artisan, which you can utilize to manage your code and migrations as well as a number of additional processes and tasks.
These are just a handful of the benefits that you get with Laravel as there are a plethora of different advantages that the framework has when it comes to developing Web applications.