Via Laravel Installer
First, download the Laravel installer using Composer.
composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"
Make sure to place the
~/.composer/vendor/bin directory in your PATH so the
laravel executable is found when you run the
laravel command in your terminal.
Once installed, the simple
laravel new command will create a fresh Laravel installation in the directory you specify. For instance,
laravel new blog would create a directory named
blog containing a fresh Laravel installation with all dependencies installed. This method of installation is much faster than installing via Composer.
Via Composer Create-Project
You may also install Laravel by issuing the Composer
create-project command in your terminal:
composer create-project laravel/laravel --prefer-dist
The Laravel framework has a few system requirements:
- PHP >= 5.4
- MCrypt PHP Extension
As of PHP 5.5, some OS distributions may require you to manually install the PHP JSON extension. When using Ubuntu, this can be done via
apt-get install php5-json.