How to Install Laravel 11 on Ubuntu 24.04

Last update: 06-09-2024

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to install Laravel 11 on Ubuntu 24.04. Follow these steps to set up your Laravel development environment quickly and easily.

Step 1: Install PHP and Required Extensions

First, we need to install PHP and the necessary extensions. Open your terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt install php php-mbstring php-curl php-xml php-sqlite3 php-mysql

Step 2: Download Composer

Next, we need to download Composer, the dependency manager for PHP. Run the following command to download the latest stable version of Composer:


Step 3: Make Composer Executable

Next, we need to make the Composer file executable. Run the following command:

chmod +x composer.phar

Step 4: Move Composer to a Global Location

Move the Composer executable to a global location so that it can be run from anywhere:

sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Step 5: Verify Composer Installation

To ensure Composer is installed correctly, check its version by running:

composer --version

Step 6: Create a New Laravel Project

Now, we will create a new Laravel project. Replace project_name with your desired project name:

composer create-project laravel/laravel project_name

Step 7: Navigate to the Project Directory

Move into the newly created project directory:

cd project_name

Step 8: Serve the Application

Finally, start the Laravel development server by running:

php artisan serve

You should see output indicating that the Laravel development server is running. Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8000 to see your new Laravel application in action!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Laravel 11 on Ubuntu 24.04. Happy coding!


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