Homestead is the simple way that YOU, code artisan want to build your project in your local computer and you want have setting of your local computer same as your production server. Here is Homestead come to you.
Homestead is a vagrant box that laravel special build for simplify developer work.
Step 1 Installing composer
~> curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php #!/usr/bin/env php All settings correct for using Composer Downloading... Composer successfully installed to: /Users/you/composer.phar Use it: php composer.phar
once you have
composer.phar downloaded, make it globally
~> sudo mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer
add alias for composer in ~/.bash_profile
alias composer="php /usr/local/bin/composer.phar"
checking composer version
~> composer --version Composer version 1.0-dev (b23a3cd36870ff0eefc161a4638d9fcf49d998ba)\ 2014-11-21 17:59:11
Step 2 Adding ssh keys
check in your local computer if there is already ssh keys usually in ~/.ssh directory. If there is 2 files
id_rsa.pub you don’t need to generate ssh keys again.
If you don’t see both files, you can generate it.
~> ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org" Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa): Created directory '/Users/you/.ssh'. Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again:
Step 3 Adding Homestead box
~> vagrant box add laravel/homestead ==> box: Loading metadata for box 'laravel/homestead' box: URL: https://vagrantcloud.com/laravel/homstead
it take a little while for download the box. If you already download, you can adding this box manually ( i assume that homestead.box file placed in your Download directory)
~> vagrant box add laravel/homestead ~/Download/homestead.box ==> box: Loading metadata for box 'laravel/homestead' box: URL: https://vagrantcloud.com/laravel/homstead
Step 4 Installing Homestead
~> composer global require "laravel/homestead=~2.0" Changed current directory to /home/you/.composer ./composer.json has been updated Loading composer repositories with package information Updating dependencies (including require-dev) - Installing symfony/process (v2.5.7) Loading from cache - Installing symfony/console (v2.5.7) Loading from cache - Installing laravel/homestead (v2.0.7) Loading from cache Writing lock file Generating autoload files
- updating you PATH in ~/.bash_profile
save and then reload using:
~> source ~/.bash_profile
- Initializing Homestead
~> homestead init Creating Homestead.yaml file... Homestead.yaml file created at: /home/you/.homestead/Homestead.yaml
there is generate 3 files in ~/.homestead/ directory in your local computer. Go to ~/.homestead directory and edit Homestead.yaml
--- ip:"192.168.10.10" memory: 2048 cpus:1 authorize: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub keys: - ~/.ssh/id_rsa folders: - map: ~/Code to: /home/vagrant/Code sites: - map: homestead.app to: /home/vagrant/Code/Laravel/public databases: - homestead variables: - key: APP_ENV value: local
- folders : map-> here is your local directory that you want to share with VM ( usually it as /public_html directory). to -> here is in vm directory that linking your /public_html directory
- sites : map -> local domain to point your project. to-> project directory in vm that consist file of your project
in this example i use /Code directory as my public_html directory, you can create ~/Code directory before (do in your local computer) .
Step 5 Adding Local Domain
edit your /etc/hosts file to point your local domain and homestead IP
Step 6 Bringing Up Homestead
Bringing machine 'default' up with 'virtualbox' provider... ==> default: Importing base box 'laravel/homestead'... ==> default: Matching MAC address for NAT networking... ==> default Checking if box 'laravel/homestead' is up to date...
you can log on to homestead using
~>homestead ssh Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-11-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/
Step 7 Installing Laravel
go to your public_html ( /Code ) directory in your local computer and then type:
~> composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1" Changed current directory to /Users/you/.composer ./composer.json has been updated Loading composer repositories with package information Updating dependencies (including require-dev) - Installing guzzlehttp/streams (2.1.0) Downloading: 100% - Installing guzzlehttp/guzzle (4.2.3) Downloading: 100% - Installing laravel/installer (v1.1.3) Downloading: 100% Writing lock file Generating autoload files
Step 8 Checking in Browser
go to your favorite browser and type your local domain
homestead.app for checking if Laravel success installed in our homestead box .