Laravel5.1 API Deployment Tutorial

apiplug_php_laravelAPI Plug allows you to create Laravel 5.1 API’s with a few click, now it is time to test it on your server.


Here is the tutorial for deploying your Laravel 5.1 API to your server.


Fast forward version

  • copy files to web server
  • adjust db credentials if needed
  • enjoy

Once you generate an API file, follow these steps to be up and running.

  • Copy Files to Your Web Server
  • UnZip / UnTar Files
  • Update Laravel & Vendor Packages
  • (optional) Update Database Credentials
  • Enjoy
  • (optional) Apache .htaccess File

Let's look at each step closely.

Copy Files to Your Webserver

You can use scp, FileZilla or your transfer method of choice. Our NodeJS package have it's own web server so you can copy it anywhere you want.

UnZip / UnTar Files




tar -zxvf yourfile.tar.gz

Update Laravel & Vendor Packages

We assume you have composer already installed in your system. We're not giving out vendor files to decrease file size. Simply run sudo composer install to make sure all dependencies are installed.

(Optional) Update Database Credentials

We are big on data privacy, so if you opted to upload your schema, you need to go inside /databases/ and update your credentials.

MongoDB Authentication

MongoDB offsers various types of authentication mechanisms. We got you started with bare minimum. If you are using MongoDB 3.x you'd want to add 'options' => array( 'db' => 'admin' // sets the authentication database required by mongo 3 ), directive to your database config.


That was easy, right?

(Optional) Apache .htaccess File

Depending on your server config, you may have a different htaccess file. We're including this for convenience.

RewriteEngine On

Redirect Trailing Slashes...

RewriteRule ^(.*)/$ /$1 [L,R=301]

Handle Front Controller...

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]

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