Welcome to the AWS CodeStar sample web application
This sample code helps get you started with a simple PHP Laravel web application deployed by AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CloudFormation to an Amazon EC2 server.
This sample includes:
- README.md - this file
- appspec.yml - this file is used by AWS CodeDeploy when deploying the web application to EC2
- .env.example - this file is an example environment file that is copied to .env as part of the deployment process. The application key contained in this file should be replaced with a key generated by you (see http://laravel-recipes.com/recipes/283/generating-a-new-application-key) for details.
- index.php - this file contains the sample application
- scripts/ - this directory contains scripts used by AWS CodeDeploy when installing and deploying your application on the Amazon EC2 instance.
- template.yml - this file contains the description of AWS resources used by AWS CloudFormation to deploy your infrastructure
- template-configuration.json - this file contains the project ARN with placeholders used for tagging resources with the project ID
These directions assume you want to develop on your local computer, and not from the Amazon EC2 instance itself. If you're on the Amazon EC2 instance, the virtual environment is already set up for you, and you can start working on the code.
To work on the sample code, you'll need to clone your project's repository to your local computer. If you haven't, do that first. You can find instructions in the AWS CodeStar user guide.
Install PHP. See http://php.net/manual/en/install.php for details.
Install composer. See https://getcomposer.org/doc/00-intro.md for details.
Install your dependencies:
$ php composer.phar install
Start the PHP development server:
$ php artisan serve
Open http://127.0.0.1:8000/ in a web browser to view your application.
What Do I Do Next?
Once you have a virtual environment running, you can start making changes to the sample PHP web application. We suggest making a small change to index.php first, so you can see how changes pushed to your project's repository are automatically picked up by your project pipeline and deployed to the Amazon EC2 instance. (You can watch the pipeline progress on your project dashboard.) Once you've seen how that works, start developing your own code, and have fun!
How Do I Add Template Resources to My Project?
To add AWS resources to your project, you'll need to edit the
file in your project's repository. You may also need to modify permissions for
your project's worker roles. After you push the template change, AWS CodeStar
and AWS CloudFormation provision the resources for you.
See the AWS CodeStar user guide for instructions to modify your template: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/codestar/latest/userguide/how-to-change-project#customize-project-template.html
What Should I Do Before Running My Project in Production?
AWS recommends you review the security best practices recommended by the framework author of your selected sample application before running it in production. You should also regularly review and apply any available patches or associated security advisories for dependencies used within your application.