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Introduction

Are you struggling to find an easy tutorial on how to deploy Laravel application on AWS EC2? Then here is a blog for you to lessen your hustle! Follow this step-by-step guide to deploy your application on Amazon EC2.

Tutorial Takeaway

You’d be learning about the following topics for this tutorial.

  • Working with Nginx
  • MySQL: Installation and Configuration
  • Laravel: Basic Set-Up and Project Creation
  • Deploy Laravel Application on AWS EC2

Prerequisite

Make sure you have the following resources to use.

  • RDS
  • VPC
  • EC2 Instance: Visit create EC2 instance if have not yet created.

Technical Stack: Deploy Laravel Application on AWS EC2

To host our Laravel app on Amazon EC2 we will be using the following technical stack.

  • Ubuntu
  • Nginx
  • PHP7.2-FPM

Login to EC2 Instance

Use the following command for logging in to your EC2 instance.

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$ ssh -i “pemfilename” username@ipaddress

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Install Nginx

First of all, run the command to update the libraries with the latest packages.

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$ sudo apt-get update

Get superuser permissions.

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$ sudo su

Using the previous variable, add the repository. Then, press enter to confirm.

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$ add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/$nginx
 
$ sudo apt install nginx

Once done with the installation, check NGINX version.

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$ nginx -V

Install and Configure MySQL

There are two ways to install a MySQL database.

  • Using AWS EC2 as Localhost
  • Using AWS RDS DB Instance

Using AWS EC2 as Localhost

Install MySQL in Ubuntu by running the below command.

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install mysql-server
sudo mysql_secure_installation

Now, open the MySQL prompt.

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sudo mysql

Once we are done with the installation process use the below command to configure the root account with an authentication password.

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ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY 'very_your_password';

Flush the privileges (changes)

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FLUSH PRIVILEGES;

Using AWS RDS DB Instance

For creating a MySQL database instance, go to the link below, there is a step-by-step guide: Create a MySQL DB instance and connect to a database

Since we are done with configuring our database let’s move towards the Laravel project setup. If you are familiar with the initial setup of laravel then feel free to skip the next section and jump to the deployment section.

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Laravel Project Set-Up

Install PHP with CLI

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install php-cli unzip
cd ~

Download the composer globally using the command

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curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer -o /tmp/composer-setup.php

HASH=`curl -sS https://composer.github.io/installer.sig`

Verify the hash and installation script

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echo $HASH        

Verify the installation script for the composer.     
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', '/tmp/composer-setup.php') === '$HASH')
{ 
echo 'Installer verified'; 
}
else 
{ 
echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); 
} 
echo PHP_EOL;"

Install the composer in /usr/local/bin directory

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sudo php /tmp/composer-setup.php
--install-dir=/usr/local/bin --filename=composer

Check composer version

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composer -v		

Create the Laravel App and Deploy your Application

Create the Laravel project

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composer create-project laravel/laravel demo
cd demo

Install composer in the preferable directory

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composer install

Copy .env file from .env.example and add the following changes. In case you’re using RDS then you need to configure it with RDS creds.

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cp .env.example .env
DB_DATABASE=dabasename
DB_USERNAME=root
DB_PASSWORD=your_password
DB_HOST=localhost
DB_PORT=3306

Migrate the database

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php artisan migrate

Run the server

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php artisan serve

Now move your Laravel demo code to /var/www/html.

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cd /demo /var/www/html

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Configure Virtual Host on Nginx

Moving towards the final step- change the Nginx configuration file as per your requirements to deploy the application.

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sudo nano /etc/nginx/sites-available/default

After changing the default virtual host file, your file would look like something like this.

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server {
      listen 80;
      server_name localhost;
      root /var/www/html/demo/public;

      add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";
      add_header X-Content-Type-Options "nosniff";

      index index.php;

      charset utf-8;

      location / {
             try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
      }

       location = /favicon.ico { access_log off; log_not_found off; }
       location = /robots.txt  { access_log off; log_not_found off; }

       error_page 404 /index.php;

       location ~ \.php$ {
            fastcgi_pass unix:/var/run/php/php7.2-fpm.sock;
            fastcgi_param SCRIPT_FILENAME $realpath_root$fastcgi_script_name;
            include fastcgi_params;
        }

       location ~ /\.(?!well-known).* {
          deny all;
       }
  }

Save the file and run the following commands to verify the Nginx syntax and restart Nginx for loading your changes.

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sudo nginx -t
sudo service nginx restart 

Visit http://EC2_PUBLIC_IPADDRESS

Conclusion

So, this was about how to deploy laravel application on AWS EC2. What are you waiting for? Go try these steps and host your application as well! For more such cloud tutorials, feel free to visit the Cloud tutorials page and start learning! Write us back your suggestions and feedback; we’d love to hear from you!

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