Laravel and droplets: Am I doing it right?


  1. I am having laravel act as a backend for an app.
  2. I sat my phpMyAdmin dropblet; connected the laravel image on my laptop to mySQL in phpMyAdmin dropblet.
  3. Now I am creating the app (os/android); and I need to perform GET/POST operations to my laravel backend, however, I am unsure how to upload my laravel image to phpMyAdmin dropblet?

Do I buy a volume? I am afraid that php won’t run in volumes, thus my php files would be static.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hey friend,

Great question, thanks for asking it here! You only need a storage volume if you need to add storage to your droplet, or have a detachable storage volume that you can move between droplets (like a USB drive). For deploying a Laravel app, I recommend using this tutorial as a guide:

Ubuntu 18 is not much different from 16 in most steps, but you may have to find out how to do something specific to 18 if you run into any particular step that fails (if anything it would probably be package names that contain version numbers).

Now one thing to note, you already have Apache+PHP installed on this droplet, so you’re editing an existing environment. This tutorial is minimal and may have to be adjusted to your needs, but it looks pretty solid to me for your situation.