How to Clone Laravel Project from Github on Server?

By Hardik Savani January 7, 2022 Category : Laravel Git

Hello Dev,

This tutorial will give you example of how to clone laravel project from github. let’s discuss about steps to clone laravel project from github. I explained simply about clone laravel project from github. This article goes in detailed on clone laravel project from github on server.

In this tutorial, i will show you step by step how to clone laravel project from github, gitlab or bitbucket and setup in ubuntu server from scratch. you can easily clone laravel 6, laravel 7 and laravel 8 project from this post.

So, let's follow bellow step by step and get done with clone laravel app.

Step 1: Install Apache

Update Local Package:

sudo apt update

Install apache2 Package:

sudo apt install apache2

After install successfully apache2, you can go to browser and check your IP as like bellow and layout:





Step 2: Install PHP

Install software-properties-common:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

Add the ondrej/php PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php

Update Local Package:

sudo apt update

Install PHP:

sudo apt install php libapache2-mod-php php-mbstring php-cli php-bcmath php-json php-xml php-zip php-pdo php-common php-tokenizer php-mysql

Now you can check php version by following command:

php -v

you can see terminal layout as bellow:

Set DirectoryIndex on Apache:

you have to set default index.php file for run. so let's run bellow command and update file:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/dir.conf


<IfModule mod_dir.c>

DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.cgi index.xhtml index.htm


Now let's restart apache server:

sudo systemctl reload apache2

Step 3: Install MySQL

Install MySQL Server:

sudo apt install mysql-server

Access MySQL:

Now you can access mysql by using mysql command:

sudo mysql


mysql -u root

you can see terminal layout as bellow:

Create User on MySQL:

you can create new user for mysql by using following query:

mysql -u root -p

CREATE USER 'demo'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'rootnewpassword';

GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON * . * TO 'demo'@'localhost';


Create Database on MySQL:

CREATE DATABASE laravel_demo;

Step 4: Install Composer

Download Composer:

curl -sS -o /tmp/composer-setup.php

Move Composer:

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

Composer Command:


you can see composer command layout:

Step 5: Clone Laravel App

Setup SSH Key with Github or Gitlab:

Before clone laravel app, we must need to install git and setup with ssh key. so you can setup ssh key from bellow links:

How to Generate and Add SSH Key in Github?

How to Generate and Add SSH Key in Gitlab?

Clone Repository:

now, we are ready to clone laravel app using git command, so let's go to www directory and install laravel app:

cd /var/www

now let's add following command for clone laravel app laravel app:

git clone


Next, you must need to give permission to storage folder inside demo project folder as like bellow:

sudo chmod -R 777 /var/www/html/Laravel-8-CRUD/storage

Next, let's install composer using bellow command:

composer install

Next, we will copy .env from .env.example for configuration so let's run bellow command:

cp .env.example .env

now you can update database configuration on that file as like bellow:







Next, we will generate key using bellow command:

php artisan key:generate

Now, it's optional command. you can run migration and seeder command as like bellow:

php artisan migrate

php artisan db:seed

Next, we need to change default folder path on apache for laravel app. so let's change default config file as bellow:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>

# The ServerName directive sets the request scheme, hostname and port that

# the server uses to identify itself. This is used when creating

# redirection URLs. In the context of virtual hosts, the ServerName

# specifies what hostname must appear in the request's Host: header to

# match this virtual host. For the default virtual host (this file) this

# value is not decisive as it is used as a last resort host regardless.

# However, you must set it for any further virtual host explicitly.


ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

DocumentRoot /var/www/Laravel-8-CRUD/public

# Available loglevels: trace8, ..., trace1, debug, info, notice, warn,

# error, crit, alert, emerg.

# It is also possible to configure the loglevel for particular

# modules, e.g.

#LogLevel info ssl:warn

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

# For most configuration files from conf-available/, which are

# enabled or disabled at a global level, it is possible to

# include a line for only one particular virtual host. For example the

# following line enables the CGI configuration for this host only

# after it has been globally disabled with "a2disconf".

#Include conf-available/serve-cgi-bin.conf

<Directory /var/www/html/Laravel-8-CRUD>

AllowOverride All



Now, let's restart apache2.

sudo service apache2 reload

After install successfully, you can go to browser and check your IP as like bellow and layout:





I hope it can help you...

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