Basic Setup

Basic Setup required for installing LaraPass v2 Personal Version on your server.


PHP >= 7.4
Following PHP Extensions:
 - BCMath
 - Ctype
 - Fileinfo
 - Mbstring
 - OpenSSL
 - PDO
 - Tokenizer
 - XML
 - Zip Module
NGINX or Apache
MySQL or MariaDB
SSH Access (Recommended)

{success} You can download the LaraPass v2 Compatibility Tester from here and confirm whether your server supports it or not.

Hosting & Host Manager

{primary} LaraPass works best on a VPS with SSH Access.

Below are some of the reputable and amazingly cheap VPS Providers -

Digital Ocean, Vultr, Amazon AWS

Since these VPS provide raw server with resources, we will need a server manager to run our PHP applications such as LaraPass. Some of the suggested are -

Ploi, RunCloud, ServerPilot, Laravel Forge, Cloudways

All of these service have slightly different pricing and features, so you can check them out and decide for your self. we personally would recommend the combination of Digital Ocean & Ploi to get the most out of your investment.

We also recommend downloading & installing Bitvise SSH Client or any other of your choice so you can connect to your server easily.

{warning} While it does work, we do not recommend running LaraPass v2 using Shared Hosting as Shared servers are not Secure and may create issues down the line (especially with respect to permissions).

If you are still interested in using the cheaper Shared Hosting services, then we recommend using A2Hosting and use coupon code SOFAST! for 51% Off.


{success} Visit the cPanel Installation Guide Page for details on how to successfully install LaraPass v2 on cPanel powered server.

Digital Ocean Setup

Setting up a VPS server provided by Digital Ocean or any other from the above list is very simple and straight forward. These steps are general and are not specific to LaraPass. If you already know how to provision a DO server, then just skip this section. If you are using Cloudways, then you don't need to register at DO, they will handle everything (albeit at an extra premium).

Step # 1 - Visit Digital Ocean
Step # 2 - Create an account. Use coupon/promo code DO10 to get Free Credit to Launch your first server.
Step # 3 - Go to Create Droplets. Select Distritutions/OS as Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) x64.
Step # 4 - Select any size as per your budget, larapass works fine even with the $5/mo - 1GB Droplet Size & Select a region as per your desire.
Step # 5 - Choose a Hostname and Click Create and wait for the server to get provisioned.
Step # 6 - Once the server is provisioned, you will get an Email with the Server IP & the root password.
Step # 7 - If you haven't already, then you need to point your Domain Nameservers to DigitalOcean Read More.
Step # 8 - Go to Networking -> Domains and Add your Domain.
Step # 9 - Lastly, create 2 new records for your domain as listed below:

 Hostname : @
 Will direct to : your-server-ip-address
 TTL : 1800

 Hostname : www
 Will direct to : your-server-ip-address
 TTL : 1800