Main Objective of this blog post is to teach you how to setup Laravel 4 on Mac



Step 1 Basic System Requirements

  • PHP 5.3.7 or higher version.
  • MCrypt PHP Extension
  • Composer Dependency Manager for PHP
  • Mcrypt

Step 2 Download Composer

Download composer from https://getcomposer.org/download/ 



Step 3 Open Terminal

Open Terminal and paste follwoing line then press enter. "curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php"


Step 4 Downaload Mcrypt Installer for MAC

After installing composer, download the Mcrypt installer for MAC.

Go to http://topicdesk.com/downloads/mcrypt/mcrypt-download to download Mcrypt.

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Step 5 Open Terminal and Write Following Command

After successful installation of Mcrypt, open terminal and write following command

"composer create-project Laravel/Laravel=4.0 your-project-name --prefer-dist"  

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Step 6 Start Laravel Development Server

After setup is done successfully, start Laravel development server.

Change your directory to your application in terminal
"cd your project-directory" then
"php artisan serve" 


Now go to your browser and check your Laravel 4 at its default link:


I hope you find this tutorial helpful. If you are facing any issues or have any questions regarding Laravel Installtion in  MAC, please feel free to post a reply over here, I would be glad to help you.

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