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3 weeks ago
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Replied to Laravel In GCP With Forge

As this page ranks highly in Google I'll add some very concise instructions, as GCP (Goole Cloud Platform) does work on Laravel Forge:

  • On the GCP dashboard visit "Compute Instance" and then click "create instance"
  • Select your instance type ensuring the disk size is >= 25 GB and Operating System is Ubuntu >= 20.10
  • When the server has been created login as the root user (I'd recommend copying the gcloud command)
  • leave your terminal open
  • Within Forge visit and click "custom VDS"
  • Enter the server IP address (copy from the GCP site)
  • Click "create server" and await for a modal to appear
  • Save the root password
  • Copy the provisoon command i.e. the string starting with "wget -O ..."
  • Jump back to your terminal (ensuring you're the root user) and paste in the provision command
  • When the script has finished running you can visit the server public IP address and view a nice Forge landing page

That's it to be honest.

1 month ago
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Replied to Laravel Sail / Docker Is Slow

Have you tried Laradock?

1 month ago
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Started a new Conversation Laravel Envoy & Multiple Servers

I have a simple Envoy file as below (all working and displaying the correct output for each server):

@servers(['.se' => 'ee-se', '' => 'ee-couk'])


cd ~ && pwd;

I anyone aware of a way to determine the current server a given task is being run upon?

Using my example, if the script is currently deploying on the .se server I'd like to access .se or ee-se variables?


1 month ago
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Replied to PhpStorm Envoy Blade Template Highlighting

It is supported as PHPStorm allows you add your own Blade tags, which is fairly common as custom Blade directives can be specified.

In PHPStorm: Settings > Languages & Frameworks > PHP > Blade

Click the Directives tab and click the small plus icon towards the bottom left.

For directives without an argument, such as @setup, simply type setup in the name field. Repear for the associated closing tag, in this case @endsetup.

For directives with a parameter, such as @story, follow the latter instructions but check the has parameter checkbox. Set the prefix field to story(' and the suffix to '). You'll now see syntax highlighting and autocompletion when you save your changes. Be sure the add the endstory tag too.

3 months ago
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Replied to Google ReCaptcha + Laravel + GuzzleHttp

In case any is reading this in 2021, now Laravel has it;s own wrapper around Guzzle, this can be acheived as follows:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Http;
    $response = Http::asForm()
      ->post('', [
        'secret' => 'your secret key',
        'response' => 'g-response from your form',

$response is the array described at

5 months ago
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Commented on Make It Reusable

abort_if could be a cleaner option here.