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How to Install MySQL and Laravel framework in windows step by step

Posted on  11/7/2013

In this tutorial i will guide you through the installation of PHP and MySQL in windows , and additionally how to setup PHP framework laravel and Composer with git . php5.4 and later versions have inbuilt development server so in this tutorial i won’t be  cover all the web server setup and all just simple php and mysql with composer and inbuilt development web-server . so lets get started .

Setup overview

  • PHP  ( Server Side Scripting Language )
  • MySQL ( Database )
  • Composer  ( Dependency manager )
  • Git  ( Version Control System )

Installation

PHP  :

 Download  PHP 

and extract the php file in ** C:\php  ** or anywhere just remember the location , after extracting the php lets setup windows PATH variable , so we can access php from CMD ( command prompt ) .  How to setup Environment Variable in windows : just simply follow the steps

  1. open My Computer and click on properties
    properties
    properties
  2.  click on advance system settings
    advance
    advance
  3. Click on the Environment Variables From System Properties window
    Windows system environment variables
    Windows system environment variables
  4. Choose System variables and select PATH and click edit
    edit
    edit
  5. Add  ”  ;  ” ( without quotes )  and add php location
    done
    done
  6. Click OK and OK again and Press_ Windows + R_ and type_ CMD_  and type  php -v
    php windows cmd
    php windows cmd
    if you are getting that kind of output  , Congrats now php is installed and accessible from CMD

MySQL :

Download MySQL

MySQL comes with windows installer but i will show you how to install using zip package . Download and extract zip in C:\MySQL  and setup environment variable exactly like how we did setup for PHP .

MySQL
MySQL
 now secure the mysql initial user account see this guide : http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/default-privileges.html

MySQL Service in windows
if you want to start mysql when you log on then install mysql service and select automatic start ,
click on start >>all programs >> accessories > then right click and open Command prompt as admin

cd  c:\mysql\bin
C:\MySQL\bin>mysqld --install

and now open service manager and find MySQL service then click on properties set automatic start

Mysql Service
Mysql Service

 now php and mysql is installed lets install composer  . Download windows installer and install like another windows package . just choose correct php location when installing .

Composer on windows
Composer on windows
open CMD and type ” composer –version ” and make sure it print version otherwise troubleshoot your installation  .

Laravel

Now lets setup laravel  ,  Laravel is php based  MVC framework  if you are confuse its like ASP MVC and Ruby On Rails framework just written in PHP . let’s install  , open CMD  and paste

composer create-project laravel/laravel TestProject

wait for time it will take some time to install all the dependencies , if you are getting openssl error then simply open php.ini file and fix extension dir path ( see the php folder that we extracted at the time of installation )

extension_dir = C:\php\ext

and change

;extension=php_bz2.dll
//to 
extension=php_bz2.dll

then try again , i am sure it gonna work . now wait until it finish setting up dependencies .

laravel project
laravel project
after that lets start development  server  . open CMD cd to project root and laravel comes with a tool calle artisan lets fire up dev server using artisan
php artisan serve

then open browser and open http://localhost:8000 , and you will see default laravel page .

Some important links

  1. http://laravel.com

  2. http://php.net/docs

  3. https://laracasts.com/

4.http://laravel.com/api/


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