A suggestion, perhaps redo parts and let folks know the importance of main laravel being placed above webroot (htdocs, public_html). Here is an excellent guide that works:
Can be used also to setup development correctly in wamp, etc.
Folder structure example on a typical host: https://imgur.com/Oo6k4Fp
Honest, thanks for the guide, but I highly suggest a tweak or two for a proper install.