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Hosting a Laravel application on Hostinger is a straightforward process. Hostinger provides shared hosting plans that support PHP and Laravel applications. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to host your Laravel application on Hostinger.

Step1: Access Hosting Control Panel

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the Hostinger website at https://www.hostinger.com/.
  2. Click the “Login” button located in the upper right corner of the website to log in to your Hostinger account.
  3. Now, after logging in, you can proceed to the next step, which is accessing the hosting control panel.Click Manage Button to access your domain.

Step2: Upload project zip file to server

  1. In this window click file manager and go to folder structure(this will open new tab for file manager).
  2. After that navigate to public_html and upload your laravel project zip file to there.
  3. After Upload you need to extract the zip file in that location.

Step3: Create Database and add User

  1. Navigate Step 2 window and click Database,that will redirect you to this window.in that window create new database and add user account for it.after that you can access phpmyadmin for that database.
  2. Then go to phpmy admin and import your mysql database backup file to there.

Step4: Set Database configuration and folder structure

  1. In this step we need to navigate back to our folder structure.
  2. Edit .env file and add your database configuration to there
  3. Then go to inside of public folder and move all files to your root location where is .env file located.
  4. Edit index.php file and change this code parts
require __DIR__.'/../vendor/autoload.php';

to

require __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php';

and this line

$app = require_once __DIR__.'/../bootstrap/app.php';

to

$app = require_once __DIR__.'/bootstrap/app.php';

Conclusion:┬áThat’s it! Your Laravel application should now be hosted on Hostinger. You can access it by visiting your domain in a web browser. Be sure to keep your Laravel application and server up to date with security patches and updates for optimal performance and security.

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