How to run Laravel 5.x on shared hosting?

It is very easy to run Laravel on VPS or dedicated hosting but how about on shared hosting?

On VPS, you just need to create a virtual host and point the root directory into Laravel public folder.

But on shared hosting, they usually have public_html folder instead of public folder. You can create public folder but how to point document root to public instead of public_html folder? Yup, usually not 🙁

Fortunately, Laravel allow us run under whatever folder we want, just update some lines of code 🙂 First, rename public folder to public_html, edit index.php by adding this block after $app require_once statement:

// set the public path to this directory
$app->bind('path.public', function() {
    return __DIR__;
});

Second, add the below code in register() method at app/Providers/AppServiceProvider.php file:

$this->app->bind('path.public', function() {
  return base_path('public_html');
});

Tada! Now you can run your Laravel application smoothly!

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