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By Maria Alonso

Published 1st February 2022

Deploying Laravel on Northflank

Laravel is an open-source PHP web framework allowing you to build modern, fast and scalable products. Laravel is intended for web application development following the model-view-controller (MVC) architectural structure and is based on Symfony. Laravel has a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, many ways to access relational databases and lots of utilities making app deployment and maintenance easier.

This guide will show you how to deploy a Laravel application on Northflank.

As source of your deployment, you have two options: either using a Laravel project you have created and have in version control or the template we provide.

Deploy a Laravel repository from your version control

  1. Connect your Git provider to your Northflank account. You can find more details on how to do so here.

  2. Once your Git provider is connected, create a new combined service. Under Repository, you will see a list of your repositories from which you can choose your Laravel project repo. Select the branch you would like to deploy initially, this can always be changed later.

    • A combined service handles build and deployment of your code.

  3. Under Build Options, if you have a Dockerfile configured for your project you can choose Dockerfile or if this is not the case, you can choose Buildpack.

  4. Access the deployment via the unique code.run service URL or finish up by linking a custom domain.

Deploy from a Northflank Laravel template

This deployment method will use the public repository we have created as a template of Laravel and is the fastest way to get a Laravel project bootstrapped and deployed.

  1. Create a new service and select the option to pick from one of our existing templates. Select the Laravel template.

  2. Once the template is selected, you can choose a service name and select the VCS where a new repository will be created with the template.

  3. Access the deployment via the unique code.run service URL or finish up by linking a custom domain. You will see the Laravel welcome page and the application is ready for you to build great things on top of it!

Using Northflank to deploy your Laravel project

Northflank allows you to deploy your code and databases within minutes. Sign up for a Northflank account and create a free project to get started.

  • Connect with your preferred VCS: GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket
  • Manage build arguments and environment variables using secret groups
  • Scale vertically and horizontally with multiple replicas per service
  • Observe & monitor with real-time metrics & logs
  • Create pipelines and release workflow as you grow

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