Guidence on how to deploy my laravel websites.

Published 3 months ago by kaizenKid

I'm new to running and deploying a website. I've made my first laravel site (not an app yet). I'm paying godaddy for both of my domains. As I get the sites out, I wanted to turn the site into a useful tool for the people of interest. I know that there's many solutions but that's overwhelming and the videos posted on how to so are from 2 years ago. A few community suggestions would help. I'm looking into using forge after this is posted.

Thanks a ton!

Best Answer (As Selected By kaizenKid)
topvillas

I'd take a serious look at Digital Ocean. Their low spec droplets are very reasonable and you can upgrade as and when you need to.

You could face problems with shared hosting on Godaddy if you need to do anything SSHy.

topvillas

You say your domains are registered with Godaddy, but are you asking for opinions about where to host your site?

kaizenKid

I would like to know where people who are using laravel are hosting their domains or even if that matters? Is using servers from digital ocean even needed at my current stage of just having a website? With the fact that i'm trying to expand my website as I learn more from my market, would it be best to set up the lowest server configuration with a place like digital ocean and use forge to manage it?

I just didn't want to dive into the 1 year old videos and have everything be obsolete.

topvillas

I'd take a serious look at Digital Ocean. Their low spec droplets are very reasonable and you can upgrade as and when you need to.

You could face problems with shared hosting on Godaddy if you need to do anything SSHy.

kaizenKid

@topvillas where do you recommend I get my hosting from?

thanks

sirhxalot

Hi @kaizenKid!

@topvillas is recommending digital ocean: https://www.digitalocean.com.

I am using this service as well and it works great! But maybe it is a liitle overwhelmed for beginners. Anyhow there is a guidance how to deploy your app: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-deploy-a-laravel-application-with-nginx-on-ubuntu-16-04

Honestly I have never read it before but when I flew over the article it seems to be mention everything needed to deploy Laravel.

Hope this helps.

Snapey
Snapey
3 months ago (924,105 XP)

Im pretty sure topvillas is recommending Digital Ocean

Personally, i have both, but prefer Linode

Rustproof

I mostly use Shared Hosting and A2 has been the best thus far. They're quite unlike the nickel and dime À la carte godaddy options because most everything you need to create is included. Server Rewind rocks, but I really needed NodeJS and NPM. I also use Site5 and Namecheap. Site5 is pretty dang fast too.

A2hosting http://www.a2hosting.com?aid=f4a03c6a SSD drives SSH Nodejs and NPM are allowed on unmanaged

Site5 http://site5.com No Nodejs and NPM

NameCheap http://namecheap.com No Nodejs and NPM

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