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Automating Laravel deployments using Capistrano

Capistrano is a server automation and deployment tool. It makes a whole bunch of servers simultaneously perform actions. This could be deploying our application, or clearing their cache.

Capistrano tells each of our servers to pull the latest branch from Git, perform any necessary build steps, and deploy the application on itself. Setting up this process is what we’ll be detailing.


If you want to use something simpler, take a look at Deployer.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band.