Deploying Laravel on a shared hosting using only .htaccess
Making Laravel work on a shared hosting can be troublesome, because Laravel needs to have its document root set to the
public directory. This may not be configurable by a user or even desirable, when the server is hosting multiple websites.
Here's a simple method using only a
.htaccess file placed in Laravel's root directory - e.g. alongside
config, ... No changes whatsoever are necessary to your code.
The file rewrites all the requests so that requesting
/file.png would in fact return
/public/file.png and anything else is routed to
/public/index.php. This also ensures that nothing outside the
public folder can be accessed, thereby protecting any sensitive files like