In this tutorial, we will walk through the process of cloning a Laravel project from GitHub and running it on a XAMPP server. Run Laravel Project from GitHub on XAMPP ServerLaravel is a popular PHP framework known for its simplicity and elegance in building web applications.

Run Laravel Project from GitHub

  • Step 1: Install XAMPP

    If you haven’t already installed XAMPP, download and install it from the official website ( based on your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux).

  • Step 2: Start XAMPP Server

    Launch the XAMPP control panel and start the Apache and MySQL services by clicking on the respective ‘Start‘ buttons.

  • Step 3: Run Laravel Project from GitHub

    Open your terminal or command prompt and navigate to the directory where you want to store your Laravel project. Then, use the following command to clone the Laravel project from GitHub:

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    Replace with the URL of the GitHub repository of the Laravel project you want to clone.
  • Step 4: Navigate to the Project Directory

    Once the cloning process is complete, navigate to the project directory using the cd command in your terminal or command prompt:

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  • Step 5: Install Composer Dependencies

    Laravel projects typically use Composer to manage their dependencies. Run the following command to install the project dependencies.

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  • Step 6: Configure Environment Variables

    Copy the .env.example file to .env:

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    Then generate an application key:

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    o create the symbolic link, you may use the storage:link Artisan command:
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  • Step 7: Configure Database

    Open the .env file in a text editor and configure the database settings according to your local MySQL setup. Update the following variables:

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    Replace your_database_name, your_database_username, and your_database_password with your local MySQL database credentials.
  • Step 8: Run Database Migrations

    Run the database migrations to create the necessary tables in your database:

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    Laravel seed after migrating

    You may execute the db:seed Artisan command to seed your database.

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    You may also seed your database using the migrate:fresh command in combination with the –seed option, which will drop all tables and re-run all of your migrations. This command is useful for completely re-building your database. The –seeder option may be used to specify a specific seeder to run:

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  • Step 9: Serve the Application

    To serve your Laravel application, run the following command.

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    This will start a development server at http://localhost:8000.
  • Step 10: Access the Application in Your Browser

    Open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:8000 to access your Laravel application running on the XAMPP server.