Laravel Valet setup including PHPMyAdmin

Laravel Valet is one of the most used tool on Mac by Laravel developers. Deploying test domains is lot way convenient than working on localhost or

Make sure that all your libraries you are installing via brew only.

1. Brew, Composer & PHP Installation

If you don't have Brew or Composer Installed, Install it with following commands first.

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Install php using

brew install php@7.4

Once installed start php in background with following command. You will have to do it only once. It will start automatically after every Mac restart.

brew services start php@7.4

Install Composer

brew install composer

2. Valet Installation

composer global require laravel/valet

To use the valet command directly we shall add it to path using sudo nano /etc/paths and adding new line at end.


Once done, open the new terminal and run

valet install

This will configure and install Valet and DnsMasq, and register Valet's daemon to launch when your system starts. Now give necessary permissions by

cd ~/.composer/

sudo chown -R $(whoami) vendor

Once Valet is installed, try pinging any *.test domain on your terminal using a command such as ping foobar.test. If Valet is installed correctly you should see this domain responding on

Valet will automatically start its daemon each time your machine boots. There is no need to run valet start or valet install ever again once the initial Valet installation is complete.

3. Start Valet for Workspace folder

I have Sites folder in my Mac on /Users/ganesh/Sites/ where I want to store all my websites.

cd ~/Sites
valet park

Now let's create a website http://mysite.test by

mkdir mysite
touch mysite/index.html

You will start seeinng blank website.

4. Database Setup

We will be using MySql 5.7 Database.

brew install mysql@5.7

Start database in background using

brew services start mysql@5.7

Note: We've installed your MySQL database without a root password. To secure it run mysql_secure_installation.

Add mysql to path using sudo nano /etc/paths.


5. Install PHPMyAdmin

brew install phpmyadmin

Setup Valet for phpmyadmin

cd /usr/local/share/phpmyadmin
valet domain test
valet link

If you will be using the PHPMyAdmin without password, you will need to enable that at

sudp nano /usr/local/etc/
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = true;

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