How to Remove Public From URL in Laravel

Morris Muriuki Muthigani

05/05/2023 (1 year ago)

Remove public from url in Laravel: In this tutorial, we will learn how to remove the public path from URL in laravel 10, 9, 8, and 7 apps using .htaccess and server.php file.

How to Remove Public\Index.php From URL in Laravel 10, 9, 8, 7

There are two ways to remove the public\index.php path from URL in laravel 7, 8, 9, 10 apps; is as follows:

  • Solution 1 – Using .htaccess file
  • Solution 2 – Rename server.php and move .htaccess file

Solution 1 – Using.htaccess file

To create and update the .htaccess file in the Laravel. You can find .htaccess file in root directory.

You must have mod_rewrite enable on your Apache server. The rewrite module is required to apply these settings. You also have enabled .htaccess in Apache virtual host for Laravel.

Update the code into your .htaccess file:

<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
   RewriteEngine On
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ public/$1 [L]

Solution 2 – Rename server.php and move .htaccess file

Follow the below steps for remove public from url in laravel

  1. The first step is, Rename server.php in your Laravel root folder to index.php
  2. Copy the .htaccess file from /public directory to your Laravel root folder.

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