Install Laravel 5 on Your Computer using XAMPP
Laravel is an open source and free PHP framework. Laravel is intended to develop web applications using MVC pattern. Laravel is created by Taylor Otwell . Laravel is one of the most popular PHP framework as of March 2015. Other PHP frameworks are : CodeIgniter, Symfony and Yii2.
First of all you need to install Composer. Download composer by clicking this here. Then follow the given steps. Composer is a free software.
Click start on left side of your PC then type cmd. It will open command prompt. Type path of your xampp folder. In my case xampp is installed in C folder so the path is C:\xampp. Type cd C:\xampp\htdocs . This will open htdocs folder in command prompt. Now write a command to download and install laravel on local machine.
Now type composer create laravel/laravel Test_Laravel. It will start downloading and installing laravel files. By default it downloads the latest version of Laravel. You can check laravel folder in xampp/htdocs directory. It takes few minutes to download and install laravel because it has some files.
After downloading laravel you can check if it is installed or not. To start laravel type “php artisan serve” in command prompt.
Now open your browser and type localhost:8000. Congratulation! You have successfully installed laravel on your system.