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How To Create Symlink For Laravel Website In cPanel

Laravel symlink

How to create a symbolic link for the Laravel website in CPanel, that is Laravel Storage Symlink.

There is a simple way to do so, by creating a file and running it. Just follow these steps.

Storage symlink

  1. Make sure you do not have a storage folder created in the public folder. (public_html/public/storage). If so then remove it.
  2. Create a PHP file name symlink.php in the root folder, which is in the public_html folder.
  3. And now paste this code.
$targetFolder = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/storage/app/public';
$linkFolder = $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/public/storage';
echo 'Symlink process successfully completed';

Now open the file you have just created. The URL would be something like this and this is done. Now you can see the public folder has a storage folder created.

How do we do it in CMD?

Using the artisan command, it is very simple to create a symlink.

Open CMD and go to the directory where your Laravel project is installed.


Now simply add this: php artisan storage:link and hit the enter key.

c:\>xampp\htdocs\LaravelProject\php artisan storage:link

This will create a storage folder in the public folder. Now your files are accessible using {{asset('storage/FolderName')}}

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