Up till now I've used a wamp server and thought I'd give Laravel Homestead a try as it's meant to be easier!
I'm having problems getting the set up right and I'm confused about what I'm doing and where I should be doing them.
I've got vagrant and virtual box installed and set up. Windows 7
Normally I have my local files in the same location as the server
wamp/www so I created a new folder in this location
c:/vagrant to place my development files.
From a CLI from within this directory I followed the instructions on the laravel site (and others), added the homestead box using this command:
'vagrant box add laravel/homestead'
It goes through an install process.
I then used
git clone https://github.com/laravel/homestead.git Homestead' to clone the homestead repository. This created a clone as expected inC:/vagrant`
I then ran
homestead init which in theory creates a yaml configuration file. My first problem I couldnt find this to check configuration.
Researching further I then discovered that maybe I should be installing this into the root of my user profile. ie
c:/users/me rather than the root of the system (excuse the lack of technical knowledge)
So - a few questions: 1. Where should I be running all the commands? From the folder I created or in my user profile? 2. Once installed (if I get that far) where should I place my local development files?
I think I understand that the development files get synced to the virtual machine (set up in the config file)
Sorry, completely new to this approach and not yet getting my head around what I'm trying to do
Best How To :
Are you using cygwin? You should run the commands inside the Homestead folder which is created after you do homestead init. Then you do the configuration or mapping of folders in your Homestead.yaml. it is located in you home directory. in my case in created a .homestead folder. I'm using cygwin btw. There are a lot of youtube tutorials that are very help. that's where i learn how to set up my Homestead environment.
I assumed you have installed vagrant and virtual box. then you've downloaded the homestead box. by running this command.
vagrant box add laravel/homestead
you'll know you've download the box when you see it on the list when running this command.
vagrant box list
the output would be something like this.
$ vagrant box list
laravel/homestead (virtualbox, 0.2.5)
lucid32 (virtualbox, 0)
then you need to download the homestead configuration with this command.
git clone https://github.com/laravel/homestead.git Homestead
if your in /directory/projects. You'll have
after downloading the configuration. you need to run this command inside the Homestead folder.
it will create a hidden homestead folder in you home directory. Inside the .homestead directory you'll find the Homestead.yaml
your Homestead.yaml file would look something like this.
// you need to create this key authorize: ~/.homestead/publickey.pub
- map: D:\projects\folder -- in your local machine
to: /var/www -- map to the folder in your virtual machine
- map: myproject.app --the domain you'll use to access your project in you local machine
to: /var/www/testproject/public --the public folder.
//folders is where you declare your base folder. //site is where you register you application.
hope this make sense to you. Just ignore the rest of the configuration inside your Homestead.yaml file.
lastly you need to edit your hosts file. add this line.
you can access you app in your browser on port 8000.
then after you've setup everything. you then go to you Homestead folder.
to start the machine.