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Laravel Custom Maintenance Page

02nd July 2020 3 mins read
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In this article, I will share you simple way to put your Laravel website in a maintenance mode with a custom page.


Sometime we might need to upgrade the website or might have fixed some bugs and doing major releases which may affect the user experience than its best to put a website in maintenance mode and tell users till what time your site will be up and running.

We will cover the following

  1. Laravel Installation
  2. Default Maintenance Mode & Live Mode
  3. Custom Maintenance Mode
  4. Allow Access To Website From Particular IP Address In Maintenance Mode

Step 1 - Laravel Installation

If you already have the Laravel application skip to Step 2 else let's install the Laravel application with composer using the following command

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

The above command creates a new Laravel project with name blog.

Step 2 - Default Maintenance Mode & Live Mode

Put Into Maintenance Mode (Application Down)

php artisan down

The above command is used to put your website in maintenance mode. Once you run the above command your website will be shown as follows

Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode

Make Live From Maintenance Mode (Application Up)

php artisan up

With the help of the above command, you will be able to make your website up and running again.

Step 3 - Custom Maintenance Mode

When we put our website to maintenance mode then Laravel searches for 503 blade page inside views/errors/503.blade.php if it finds that page then it will run that page for the maintenance else it will run the default page as in Step 2

First, we need to create errors/503.blade.php page if not exists in your view folder.


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Maintenance Mode</title>
        *{ margin: 0px; padding: 0px; }
        body{ font-family: Arial, sans-serif;}
        .container{ margin: 0px 20px; padding: 20px; }
        .text-center{ text-align: center; }
        .title{ font-size: 30px; }
        .subtitle{ font-size:20px; color: #aaa; margin-top: 50px; }
    <div class="container">
        <h1 class="text-center title">We are currently down for maintenance</h1>
        <div class="text-center subtitle">We will be up in couple of hours. Thanks for patience</div>
        <!-- You can add your maintenance image here -->
        <!-- <div class="text-center">
            <img src="{{ asset('images/maintenance.png') }}" alt="Maintenance Image" class="maintenance-image">
        </div> -->

Basically you can have your maintenance page as above. This will basically look like the following

Maintenance Page Sample

Maintenance Page Sample

Once you make the above changes run the following command to put your website to maintenance mode.

Putting To Maintenance Mode

php artisan down

Making Website Live Again

php artisan up

Step 4 - Allow Access To Website From Particular IP Address In Maintenance Mode

If you want then you can basically allow the website to be down for the rest of the world expect to access from few IP Address as follows

Allow From Specific IP Address

php artisan down --allow= --allow=

This command allows you to access the website to be accessible from the above 2 IP Address locations. Similarly, you can add multiple IP Addresses


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I am a full-stack developer working at WifiDabba India Pvt Ltd. I started this blog so that I can share my knowledge and enhance my skills with constant learning.

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