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Lumen Installation Guide

Lumen Installation Guide

Lumen required PHP 7.3 or higher version and for that, I am using Xampp server. So Please install the xampp server by downloading from https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

Next, we need composer to install the Lumen So lets download & install the composer from https://getcomposer.org/download/ during composer installation it will ask to select the php.exe file so please do it by selecting ‘xampp/php/php.exe’ file.

Once the composer is installed let's install the lumen first, open the terminal by typing cmd & run

composer global require "laravel/lumen-installer"

After Installation please check the lumen install or not by running the command

lumen

//it will display the lumen installer version details

So you have successfully installed the lumen to your machine lets create your first lumen application by lumen new command. it will create a new lumen installation in your specified directory. Let's run the command. I am creating a blog project.

lumen new blog

The next thing you should do after creating a new Lumen application is set your application key to a random string and for that goto, your blog directory and rename the .env.example file to .env file and open that file and assign APP_KEY value with 32 characters long. So, user, encrypted data will be secure.

Serving Your Application

to run your application locally run the command.

php -S localhost:8000 -t public

That's it. Application is ready! Now build something amazing.

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