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2017: Setting up Laravel on Ubuntu 16.04

Each operating system has it's own issues. I ran into one recently when installing Laravel on my Ubuntu System. Before I begin, this is what I did to get it initialized.

I installed LAMPIn terminal run php -vIf it comes back as 5.6 you'll have to change the version to the latest version, i.e. 7.1To do that, open your terminal and enter the following$ sudo a2dismod php5.6$ sudo a2enmod php7.1$ sudo service apache2 restartVerify that it's the new version: php -vNext, get composer. Go to and follow the into your LAMP root directoryRun the following command to create a Laravel project:sudo composer create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-distWait until it's complete and navigate to your newly created directory/public folder in your browserhttp://localhost/your-project-name/public At this point I received an error and it stated:
The stream or file "/home/dino/www/your-project-name/storage/logs/laravel.lo…

2017: Getting started with Laravel 5.4 on Windows

It can be quite overwhelming to get started with Laravel on Windows OS. This was meant to guide you through a fresh install. Just imagine you bought a new Windows computer and you want to start web-development, specifically with Laravel. This guide is for you. With that said, lets begin:

Install WAMP You need this for PHP, MySQL, ApacheGo to DownloadBased on your computer's architecture, select either the 32-bit or 64-bit download option (mine is a 64-bit)Click download directly.If you get an error or, look at the middle of the page and find:Looking for the latest version? Download wampserverxx.xx.xx_x64.exe (xxx.x MB)Once you download it, run it and install it.Open it and you'll see the WAMP server logo in the task bar. Hopefully it's green.Left-click on the icon and scroll over PHP, then Version. Click on the latest version of PHP. Currently it's at 7.1.9.At this point, just to make sure that everything takes effect, r…