Styphon Styphon - 8 months ago 131
PHP Question

Using artisan serve after changing the public folder name

As with a lot of hosts our public folder is called

. This is on shared hosting so can't be changed. I've changed the
folder to
to reflect this, but when I do
artisan serve
stops working. Every time I try to start it I get:

chdir(): No such file or directory (errno 2)

If I rename the folder back to public then
artisan serve
starts working again.

I've tried following this post on laracasts, and the user in the post reports artisan works for them, but it made no difference to me. How can I change the folder and have
artisan serve


Dipesh's answer is actually a very bad idea - those changes will be blown away anytime you do a Composer install/update/require. Never directly edit anything in the vendor directory.

Instead, in bootstrap/app.php, you should add:

$app->bind('path.public', function() {
    return __DIR__;

right after

$app = new Illuminate\Foundation\Application(
    realpath(__DIR__ . '/../')

See for further discussion and alternate ways of doing this in a safe manner.

You could also extend Illuminate\Foundation\Application. This appears to be necessary for the Laravel CLI (anything starting with php artisan) to pick it up.