Recently I deployed my Laravel app to a droplet on DigitalOcean using the LAMP image. I was scratching my head for a bit because after deployment, I couldn’t get the site to work. I’d just continue to see the default site.
I then realised that I had to disable the default site, as it was conflicting with the new site I’d enabled. So I ran
sudo a2dissite 000-default
And the issue was resolved.
I also found that Laravel would throw errors about not being able to write to logs when attempting to access static resources (e.g.
/login) so I needed to:
- Generate an application key to get the login page to load via
php artisan key:generate
- Assign the new user I had created for the site to the
Run php artisan storage:link
chmodthe storage folder to
Once I had those set up, the site worked as normal. Next step, setting up mod_pagespeed..