So, I installed Laravel on a dev server (php5.5.3, standard installation, mcrypt installed), and I get the following error message:
Fatal error: Class 'Illuminate\Foundation\Application' not found in /[path_to_laravel_app]/bootstrap/start.php on line 14
/bootstrap/start.php is created after
composer install by running Laravel's
php artisan optimize. I've had a lot of issues on this during upgrades of Laravel, but removing
composer.lock, and the
vendor directory and re-running
composer install should fix this issue.