Laravel 5.2 Quickstart on Digital Garage
Laravel is a free, open source PHP web application framework, designed for the development of model–view–controller (MVC) web applications.
This quickstart was created to make it easy to get started with Laravel 5.2 on Digital Garage.
The simplest way to install this application is to use the Digital Garage quickstart template. To install the quickstart, follow these directions.
Create an account at http://www.thedigitalgarage.io/free-signup
Add the Laravel template(s) to your project:
$ oc create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thedigitalgarage/laravel-ex/master/openshift/templates/qs-laravel-mysql.json
$ oc create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thedigitalgarage/laravel-ex/master/openshift/templates/qs-laravel-postgresql.json
$ oc create -f https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thedigitalgarage/laravel-ex/master/openshift/templates/qs-laravel-sqlite.json
Fork this GitHub repo
From the web console, select your project, click Add to Project, and select the Laravel template under the PHP heading
Replace the user name in the Git Repository URL parameter with your GitHub user name to point the template to your fork
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click [ Create ] to deploy your application
Follow these instructions to configure automated builds, allowing you to push your code to your GitHub repo and automatically trigger a new deployment
Digital Garage Considerations
These are some special considerations you may need to keep in mind when running your application on Digital Garage.
Local vs. Remote Development
This Laravel quickstart provides separate configuration files for both local and remote development. Use
.env for local development, and
.s2i/environment for remote development.
Your application is configured to automatically use an Digital Garage MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite database in when deployed on Digital Garage using the included templates (see
APP_KEY can be set by following the installation instructions with the included templates.
php artisan migrate --force command is automatically executed during deployment when using any of the included templates (see
By default, this Quickstart is configured in 'development' mode to make debugging your application easier.
When you develop your Laravel application in Digital Garage, you can also enable the 'production' environment by setting environment variables, using the
oc client, like:
$ oc get services NAME CLUSTER-IP EXTERNAL-IP PORT(S) AGE laravel-mysql-example 172.30.79.234 <none> 8080/TCP 23m $ oc set env dc/laravel-mysql-example LARAVEL_APP_ENV=production LARAVEL_APP_DEBUG=false OPCACHE_REVALIDATE_FREQ=2
oc status to confirm that an updated deployment has been kicked off.
For more information on environment variables impacting PHP behavior on Digital Garage, see the PHP 5.6 builder image.
For more information on Laravel environment variables, see the Laravel environment configuration documentation.
Your application is configured to use the Digital Garage log directory. You can use the
oc logs command to stream the latest log file entries from your running pod:
$ oc get pods NAME READY STATUS RESTARTS AGE laravel-mysql-example-1-build 0/1 Completed 0 26m laravel-mysql-example-1-hj2k1 1/1 Running 0 23m $ oc logs laravel-mysql-example-1-hj2k1
To stop tailing the logs, press Ctrl + c.