Deploy Laravel On Shared Hosting without moving public folder

Hello everyone, I hope you guys are doing well, and in this article, we will learn about how we can deploy laravel on shared hosting without moving public folder data outside.

Or you can say, we can deploy laravel with changing in public folder, or Upload laravel to shared hosting without changing in public folder.

You can also follow up on this example if you are uploading/deploying laravel projects on GoDaddy, hostinger, Bluehost etc.

We will follow the below steps to deploy/upload laravel on shared hosting

  1. Zip our local project
  2. Upload the zip in your public_html folder
  3. Unzip the folder
  4. Change in .env
  5. Copy .htacces and update the code
  6. Visit your url

Step-1 Zip our local Project

This one is the very basic step that you all have to do, is to your project root path and zip your project as like I have done in my local computer. my project zip file named as I have marked that one with the red marker, you can see that one in the below image

local-zip-folder-ready-to-upload-on-shared hosting

Step-2 Upload the zip in your public_html folder on shared hosting

Now you have to log in to your shared hosting account, I have my GoDaddy account so I will explain this one with my GoDaddy account, If you are also deploying your laravel project on GoDaddy then you have an image as like below when you log in.

godaddy cpanel image

Now you have to go into your cPanel admin, when clicking on cPanel admin then you have the image like the below one.

godaddy cpanel admin

Now you have to click on file manager from your admin panel, when you click on the file manager you have the image like the below one.

Now click on public_html, if you have a single hosting website plan then you can directly unzip the folder inside public_html, and if you have an ultimate plan then your public_html will look like the below one as I have the ultimate plan and deploy the laravel project inside the website.

Step-3 Unzip the folder

Now it’s time to upload your zip project folder to the shared hosting, I will upload the zip folder in my folder.

Now unzip your folder, my zip folder name was, when I unzip it, it will create a folder named as eye-clinic, now we have to move all the folder and files to our root folder, for me I have to put in folder as like the below image.

file are upload on the shared hosting

Step-4 Change in .env

Now we have to set our app URL in the .env file, as I have done you can see that thing in the below image, I have marked it with the red arrow.

update .env file

Step-5 Copy .htacces and update the code

Now you have to copy your .htacces from the public folder paste them into your project root folder, now replace the .htacces code with the below one.

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d [OR]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f
RewriteRule ^ ^$1 [N]

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} (\.\w+$) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ public/$1 

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule ^ server.php

Step-6 Visit your URL

Now all done, it’s time to visit your URL my website looks like the below one

laravel deployed on shared hosting

I hope your site has been deployed without any issue, but it’s if you are facing an error feel free to put the comment.

Shaiv Roy

Hy Myself shaiv roy, I am a passionate blogger and love to share ideas among people, I am having good experience with laravel, vue js, react, flutter and doing website and app development work from last 7 years.

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