Install latest laravel using nginx, php-fpm on centos 7

Laravel 5.4 has been released. And here is step by step how to installing it on centos 7 using nginx and php-fpm.

Requirement :

  1. Install Nginx
  2. Install PHP-FPM

1. Composer

Execute on linux shell

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', 'composer-setup.php') === '55d6ead61b29c7bdee5cccfb50076874187bd9f21f65d8991d46ec5cc90518f447387fb9f76ebae1fbbacf329e583e30') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

2. Write phpinfo

Let’s add some basic info about our server, located at /var/www/blog/routes/web.php.

Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('welcome');

if (App::environment('local', 'staging')) {
    Route::get('/info', function() {
        return phpinfo();

3. Install Laravel and try using builtin webserver

Execute on linux shell

composer global require "hirak/prestissimo:^0.3"
composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog
mv blog /var/www/blog
chown -R nginx:nginx /var/www/blog
cd /var/www/blog
php artisan serve --host=

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4. Nginx conf

Execute on linux shell

sudo echo "server {
    listen     8000;
    root /var/www/blog/public;
    index index.php;

    access_log     /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.access.log;
    error_log      /var/log/nginx/nginx.vhost.error.log;

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

    location ~ \.php$ {
        fastcgi_index index.php;
        fastcgi_param  SCRIPT_FILENAME   \$document_root\$fastcgi_script_name;
        fastcgi_param PATH_INFO \$fastcgi_script_name;
        include        fastcgi_params;
}" > /etc/nginx/conf.d/laravel-sample.conf
nginx -t
service nginx restart

5. Make sure our laravel app running on exact port

Execute on linux shell

[[email protected] conf.d]# netstat -ntpl
Active Internet connections (only servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp        0      0    *               LISTEN      23176/nginx: master
tcp        0      0   *               LISTEN      23176/nginx: master
tcp        0      0  *               LISTEN      23176/nginx: master
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN      2614/php-fpm: maste

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6. Conclusion

It’s quite simple to setup laravel 5.4 projects on nginx and php-fpm. And notice the difference on Server API when open up /info. For convenience, remove /info routes when production ready.

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Fajri Abdillah

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