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Laravel Homestead

The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box)
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What is Laravel Homestead?

Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.
Laravel Homestead is a tool in the Virtual Machine category of a tech stack.
Laravel Homestead is an open source tool with 3.8K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Laravel Homestead's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Laravel Homestead?

31 companies reportedly use Laravel Homestead in their tech stacks, including Backend, GeekyAnts, and PUBLY.

243 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Laravel Homestead.

Laravel Homestead Integrations

Laravel, Vagrant, OctoberCMS,, and Twill are some of the popular tools that integrate with Laravel Homestead. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Laravel Homestead.
Pros of Laravel Homestead
Easy to setup
Native enviroment
Cool if you finally get it set up 4 Win10 by night Devs

Laravel Homestead's Features

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • PHP 5.6
  • HHVM
  • Nginx
  • MySQL
  • Postgres
  • Node (With Bower, Grunt, and Gulp)
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • Beanstalkd
  • Laravel Envoy
  • Fabric + HipChat Extension

Laravel Homestead Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Laravel Homestead?
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
It is a web application that allows you to easily and quickly generate custom Vagrant and Puppet controlled virtual machines.
HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.
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Laravel Homestead's Followers
340 developers follow Laravel Homestead to keep up with related blogs and decisions.