Brief: How to set the root password for MySQL to something other than blank.
Laravel Version: 2.1+
Works on Lower Version: Possibly - not tested.
Stop the MySQL service if it is running (Laragon will tell you to if you forget);
Enter the new password;
Start the MySQL service again if you would like it running.
There are a few ways to test if this worked:
Start the MySQL service if it is not started;
Right click the Laragon icon and with the Laragon->Database method go to Laragon's PHPMyAdmin (you may need to be running a web-server for this to work but we'll assume you have Nginx or Apache running else it's unclear why you might be using Laragon);
Use the username "root" and the password you entered above;
If you see the PHPMyAdmin page come up with no errors it worked.
Any error should be obvious.
Start the MySQL service if it is not started;
Start the web server (Apache / Nginx) if not started;
Make a Laravel project by right clicking the Laragon icon and with the Quick Create choose Laravel - it will require a database - WARNING: this may download quite a lot from the Internet so watch out if you're bandwidth poor;
In the command prompt window you'll see a failure to create a database if Laragon has misconfigured itself.
Another possible way, but possibly not as useful:
Find Laragon's laragon.ini;
Easiest by right clicking the Laragon icon and then Laragon->Settings file: laragon.ini;
Look for an entry called MySQLRootPassword - it is encrypted but so you won't be able to figure out if it is the "right" one but at least you'll be able to see that some password has been set.
BTW sometimes the Laragon icon may be hidden in the system tray or in the set of icons that appear when you click the "up" looking arrow in the Windows 10 taskbar (usually one or more icons to the left of the 'time').
Laragon bundles composer, nodejs, npm, git & git flow so there should be no problem if you want to work with projects on github.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to work with Laravel 5 Boilerplate Project: https://github.com/rappasoft/laravel-5-boilerplate
Open Terminal (Menu > Laragon > Terminal or press CTRL + ALT + T)
Clone the repo to Document Root and cd to it:
git clone https://github.com/rappasoft/laravel-5-boilerplate
Run composer & npm to install all dependencies:
Create database for the project: Menu > MySQL > Create database
for example: laravel-5-boilerplate
Create your .env from .env.example
cp .env.example .env
Update your .env (change database connection properly)
Generate application key
php artisan key:generate
Init data to database
php artisan migrate
php artisan db:seed
Build the styles and scripts
npm run <command>
The available commands are listed at the top of the package.json file under the 'scripts' key.
After your project is installed you must run this command to link your public storage folder for user avatar uploads:
php artisan storage:link
PHPUnit (for https://github.com/rappasoft/laravel-5-boilerplate)
After your project is installed, make sure you run the test suite to make sure all of the parts are working correctly. From the root of your project run:
Login (for https://github.com/rappasoft/laravel-5-boilerplate)
After your project is installed and you can access it in a browser, click the login button on the right of the navigation bar.
Step 1: Download
Download the latest stable versions of Apache and PHP.
Step2: New Apache
Unzip the Apache download into [laragon installation dir]\bin\apache
Here it looks like: c:\Development\laragon\bin\apache\apache-2.4.20_64vc14
Remember to copy the httpd-vhosts.conf (virtual host file) from the working Apache.
I also changed the content of the httpd.conf (so it points to the correct directory). Perhaps Laragon does this automatically, IDK.
Step 3: New PHP
Unzip the PHP download into [laragon installation dir]\bin\php
Here it looks like: c:\Development\laragon\bin\php\php-7.0.6-64-ts
Change the php.ini to have the same extensions as the working php version.
(you can use a visual compare tool, like Winmerge, or Meld)
If you use xdebug, beware that a newer version of php also uses a different version of the xdebug setup.
Step 4: Try it
Now you can start Laragon, select the new 2 things and that should work.
Perhaps I forgot a few steps, but if you try and not succeed, please let me know, so we can figure this out.
Koel is a simple web-based personal audio streaming service written in Vue at the client side and Laravel on server side. Targetting web developers, Koel embraces some of the more modern web technologies – flexbox, audio and drag-and-drop API to name a few – to do its job.
I make this tutorial to demonstrate how easy it is (and how to overcome troubleshoots) when using Laragon with a project from github.
You can use the same process for other github projects as well.
Make sure Laragon is running, press Ctrl + Alt + T to open Terminal
Ctrl + Alt + T
In Terminal, first jump your Document Root
Clone koel project, and jump to the project
git clone https://github.com/phanan/koel.git && cd koel
Install npm-install-missing (this module will attempt to reinstall any missing dependencies).
npm install -g npm-install-missing
Install nodejs dependencies. (You can press Ctrl + T to open a new tab and run Step 6 simultaneously. If you find any errors, run the command again)
Install php dependencies
Modify .env file
# After that, it can (and should) be removed from this .env file
Click Start All button to start Apache & MySQL servers. Laragon will detect and make beautiful url: http://koel.dev
If not, right click to open menu, click Apache/Reload