Launching Laravel Bytes

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Fly runs apps close to users by taking Docker images and transmogrifying them into Firecracker micro-vms, running on our hardware around the world. If you want to ship a Laravel app, try it out on It takes just a couple of minutes.

Today we’re launching Laravel Bytes - our new home for anything Laravel.

We’re excited to support deploying Laravel across the globe - and we have lots to talk about!

We’ve already made it easy to run Laravel on Fly, but with the possibilities unlocked by global deployment, there’s still plenty more to consider. In future posts, we’ll talk about the considerations that come with a global user base.

Finally, we’ll have lots of tips, tricks, strategies, how-to’s, and more (especially about Livewire - we love real-time apps)!

Keep a lookout for new stuff in Laravel Bytes!

Getting Started with Laravel

Laravel is supported in the fly launch command, so the easiest way to get a feel for running Laravel is in our docs for Deploying a Laravel Application.

The quickest version of that boils down to this (assuming the fly command is installed):

# Head into a Laravel app
cd ~/some-laravel-app

# Create and launch a Laravel app on Fly
fly launch

For something a bit more in depth, we’ve also written up a more complete guide on running a Laravel apps on Fly with Redis, MySQL, queues workers, and cron tasks.

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It’ll take just a few minutes to get Laravel running on Fly!

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