How to Deploy Laravel Projects on Heroku with DeployBot
Laravel is one of the most used PHP frameworks available and according to Redmonk, is the “stand out leader”. So it comes as no surprise that there are many developers looking to improve and optimize their workflow.
Heroku is one of the chosen tools to which freelancers and novice developers turn. A PaaS (Platform as a Service) for developers to “build, deliver, monitor, and scale apps,” it’s offered as a freemium model. Hence the strong appeal for those on a tight budget.
Deploying a Laravel App on Heroku
Deploying Laravel projects on Heroku with the help of DeployBot is actually quite simple. First, we add a repository of the Laravel project. These repositories usually are stored in either github, bitbucket or any self-hosted repository.
Next we create an environment which allows the option of specifying whether the deployment is automatic or manual. After that we add the server, in this case Heroku. When the server is connected the user is ready to deploy.
Depending on the options selected while creating the environment, the user either deploys the code manually or DeployBot watches for changes into the repository and deploys with every new commit it comes along.
For a detailed process on deploying a Laravel project to DigitalOcean, check out our guide Deploy Laravel to DigitalOcean.
One last thing to keep in mind; what separates DeployBot from the competition is that DeployBot can do pretty much any language, not just PHP. So if you’re a freelance developer that needs flexibility, give DeployBot a try.