Install Laravel5 side by side with October cms

April 1, 2015 2k views
Apache Configuration Management Ubuntu

I'd like to know if it is possible and if so how to have OctoberCMS (which is built on Laravel) and Laravel5 installed to the same domain but the different installs served by different urls.

I'll try and explain
OctoberCMS - this is the public facing website and back-end CMS for the website
Laravel App - this is my in house developed office management and client area app

I have my virtual host set up and the website/October is accessible and all routes work ok* -> public_html = October CMS - which will serve whichever pages are on the website e.g etc.

There 2 routes which I want handled by my Laravel app* -> public_html/office/public = Laravel app* -> public_html/office/public = Laravel app

How do I go about setting my virtual host or .htaccess to make this happen

3 Answers

On the Apache side, the configuration is pretty simple. You just need to set up an Alias directive to point to the Larevel app that will be served from the sub-folder. It would looks something like this:

<VirtualHost *:80>

    DocumentRoot /var/www/public_html/client/public/

    Alias /office /var/www/public_html/office/public/

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

Will this directive take precedence over the .htaccess file in /var/www/public_html/client/public/

You can try Microweber CMS. It is on Laravel 5 too

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