Sagiruddin Mondal Sagiruddin Mondal - 7 months ago 32
PHP Question

Avoid public folder of laravel and open directly the root in web server

I was going through all possible sample on internet to solve this. Still it is an headache.

I just want to avoid the 'public' in

www.mylaravelsite.com/public/

and make it like
www.mylaravelsite.com
for the root directory.

Now I do not want to avoid the security concern,So I learned
.htaccess
would be the best way.

Any solution friends ?

& advance thanks for interacting !

Answer

Let's assume you have this folder structure in your server

.cpanel/
public_html/
public_ftp/
..

And the laravel folder structure is

app/
bootstrap/
public/
vendor/
composer.json
artisan
..

You can create a folder name mylaravelsite on your server inline with public_html and public_ftp folder, and copy to it the whole laravel application except the public folder because you will paste all of it contents on the public_html, so you have now:

.cpanel/
public_html/
public_html/packages
public_html/vendor
public_html/index.php
public_html/.htaccess
...
public_ftp/
mylaravelsite/
mylaravelsite/app
mylaravelsite/bootstrap
...

On your public_html/index.php change the following line:

require __DIR__.'/../bootstrap/autoload.php';

$app = require_once __DIR__.'/../bootstrap/start.php';

to

require __DIR__.'/../mylaravelsite/bootstrap/autoload.php';

$app = require_once __DIR__.'/../mylaravelsite/bootstrap/start.php';

and also don't forget to change /mylaravelsite/bootstrap/paths.php public path, you might use it.

'public' => __DIR__.'/../public',

to

'public' => __DIR__.'/../../public_html',

Your site should be running.

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