This Knowledgebase article will help you understand more about Laravel as well as how to install Laravel.
What is Laravel?
Laravel is an open-source PHP framework using those technicalities to create innovation and fresh sets of web applications. It can be useful in the world of web page development. Create full-featured websites using Laravel. The essential functions of PHP’s are well covered under Laravel. Laravel framework makes the implementation of authentication techniques very simple. Almost everything is configured perfectly. Laravel provides a very simple way to organize authorization logic and control access to various resources.
Widely considered the best framework because it has Object Oriented libraries and other pre-installed ones, which are not found in any other PHP frameworks. One of the pre-installed libraries is the Authentication library. It has many advanced features like checking active users, Bcrypt hashing, password reset, CSRF (Cross-site Request Forgery) protection, and encryption.
Laravel framework offers a build-in tool named Artisan. This tool allows a developer to perform the majority of those repetitive and tedious programming tasks which most of the developers avoid performing manually.
Another reason which makes Laravel the best PHP framework is it supports MVC Architecture like Symfony, ensuring clarity between logic and presentation. MVC helps in improving the performance, allows better documentation, and has multiple built-in functionalities. Here’s how the MVC works for Laravel.
Laravel also takes care of the security within its framework. It uses the hashed password, which means that the password would never save as the plain text in the database. Laravel framework uses prepared SQL statements which make injection attacks unimaginable.
With Laravel framework database migrations, it is extremely easy. As long as you keep all of the database work in migrations and seeds, you can easily migrate the changes into any other development machine you have.
Developers always need to learn more in order to deliver more. Laravel offers Laracasts features which is a mix of free and paid video tutorials that show you how to use Laravel for development. The videos are all created by Jeffery Way, an expert instructor. The video quality is high, and the lessons are well-thought-out and meaningful.
Furthermore, the Blade templating engine of the Laravel framework is very intuitive and helps to work with the typical PHP/HTML spaghetti so perfect, that’s it one of the best features of the Laravel framework.
The Laravel Responsible Interface is a newly added feature in the Laravel framework with the release of Laravel 5.5. It is defined as a class that is used to implement the interface which can be returned by using the controller method.
Some popular websites developed using Laravel are:
- Neighborhood Lender
- World Walking
How To Install Laravel in Softaculous
Laravel is available to install in your Softaculous Apps Installer. Follow the steps below to install Laravel.
Step 1: Login to your cPanel. There’s a lot of ways to do this, but the sure-fire easiest way is to log in to your Client Area, then open your cPanel.
Step 2: Scroll down to the Software section of cPanel and click Softaculous Apps Installer to open the utility.
Step 3: Once Softaculous is open, use the search in the top left corner to search for Laravel.
Click it once the result is returned.
The Laravel frameworks page will load. Click the blue Install Now Button to install Laravel.
Step 4: Choose the directory in which you want to install Laravel, then click the blue Install button.
And that’s it! Now Laravel is installed.
Now, go code and have fun!