Then visit your site at
http://localhost. This is what I (Nabeel) use for my day-to-day development
If you don't want to use
docker-compose, easiest way to load locally is to install Laravel Valet (if you're running a Mac). Follow the instructions to install; you install it, go to your phpvms directory, and run:
Now going to
http://phpvms.test should work. If you want to use mysql, follow the valet directions on installing mysql (
brew install mysql) and then update the
env.php file to point to the mysql.
The default username and password are
admin. To see the available users in the development environment, see this file
This is just how I work on phpVMS, to quickly reset the database and test/develop items locally, without having to transfer files anywhere.
If you're on Windows, I highly recommend installing WSL with your distro of choice (I use Ubuntu). If you don't have
make available, open the
Makefile and look for the commands to run for the individual commands of what you're trying to run.
Creating and Resetting the Environment
This requires sqlite to be installed on your system
To quickly setup a running install, you can do this:
phpvms:dev-install command creates the two config files:
env.php. It will then run the migrations, and install the sample seed data, which is located in
Then to reset the database and reinstall the dev data:
This does require sqlite. If you want to use MySQL, you need to run the phpVMS installer, so it can generate the config files for MySQL (or you can modify the generated
config.php), then you can run the above command to reset the database and migrations in MySQL.
Resetting the Environment
To reset the database/clear cache, use this command.
You can run the
reload-db command as much as you want. If you log in using the default login (email@example.com), this won't log you out, it'll just reload the database with all the sample data (from app/Database/seeds/sample.yml)
extract files and run the migrations:
By default, the Makefile calls the system-wide
composer. If your host requires a certain path or name for composer, add
COMPOSER= to the front of the
make command, e.g: