The correct way to install Laravel 5 on Heroku

Update: Please see the recent Heroku article for a fuller guide to this.

After reading a couple of contradictory posts by different developers on how to install Laravel on Heroku, this post gave the steps necessary:

Firstly (assuming the pre-requisites such as PHP, Mcrypt and Composer are installed, enter the following into your command line replacing <path> with either . for the current directory or any other directory path

composer create-project laravel/laravel —prefer-dist <path>

Right after all the composer download jazz has finished you need to create a Procfile for Heroku. Open an editor and paste as follows:

web: vendor/bin/heroku-php-apache2 public

Now you’ve finished with this you now need to add the files to a local git repository:

git init

git add .

git commit -m “First commit”

Now create the Heroku app:

heroku create

This will create the app and a heroku git remote. Before you push to Heroku you need to add the build pack to use to the heroku config:

heroku config:add BUILDPACK_URL=

Now this is done, you can push your changes to Heroku:

git push heroku master

After a considerable amount of command line chatter use heroku open and you should see the default Laravel home page displayed.

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