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With 840,413 live websites (as of the time of writing) and 8% of the market share, Laravel has been one of the foremost well known PHP frameworks for many years now. It’s elegant, and scalable has become one of the landmark frameworks for developers and companies working with PHP.
Laravel 9 is the first-ever Long Term Back (LTS) released in a 12-month release cycle. In this article, we’ll quickly look at its prerequisites and features before showing you how to install it on Cloudways.
What are Laravel 9 Prerequisites?
Laravel 9 requires the following:
The latest PHP 8 version.
PHPUnit 8 for testing.
What’s New with Laravel 9?
Laravel 9 brings with it some major new features. These are some of the most noteworthy ones:
New design for routes list: With this change, it becomes much easier to oversee big routes within the console.
Default Anonymous Stub Migrations.
Theme improvement: You can now customize or select accessible themes at your convenience.
New Query Builder Interface
PHP string function: The new version focuses on utilizing string function that incorporates str_contains()
Default timeout in HTTP clients of 30 seconds.
Shift from SwiftMailer to Symfony Mailer for more consistency for your application.
You can read more about the latest Laravel 9 features in detail here.
Install Laravel 9 on Cloudways
As you know, Cloudways offers a 7.4 version by default, and Laravel 9.x requires a minimum PHP version of 8.0.
Let’s first update the PHP version on the Cloudways platform.
Switching PHP Versions on Cloudways
Move to the side menu and select Settings and Packages. At the top, you’ll see the PHP version, where you can upgrade from PHP 7.x to PHP 8.0.
it’s highly recommended that you simply do not go for an update if your web application is running on a Laravel system or any PHP-based CMS live site.
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