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Test Your Local Developing Laravel Web Application From Phone Browser Without Any Software

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Namaste! In this article you will learn how to test your locally developing Laravel web application from your phone browser without using any software.


I hope you guys have working Laravel web application or fresh installation of your Laravel in computer / laptop.

NOTE: I have my blog stackcoder application for the sake of demonstration.

Step 1 - Test If Laravel Application Runs In Your Laptop

I have developed the stackcoder Laravel web application in my local laptop and have created the virtual hosts which can be accessed with from my laptop browser.

Testing Local Laravel Developed Website | Virtual Host

Testing Local Laravel Developed Website | Virtual Host

Step 2 - Turn On Your Mobile Hotspot & Connect Your Laptop To It

Now turn on your mobile hotspot and connect your laptop to it. I use ( Android )Redmi Note phone and you can find the hotspot enabling option with the following, this will mostly remain same for other devices too

i. Settings -> Portable Hotspot ->Portable Hotspot ( Turn On By Clicking Switch Button )

ii. Click On Setup Portable Hotspot -> Set SSID & PASSWORD

Your all set to share & connect your hotspot with SSID & PASSWORD

Step 3 - Check IP Address Of Your Laptop

After connecting your laptop to mobile hotspot. Go to your terminal and type the following command





You will see the ip address allocated to your laptop there, for example mine is shown in the following image

IP Address Of Laptop After Connecting To Phone Hotspot

IP Address Of Laptop After Connecting To Phone Hotspot

Step 4 - Start Your Laravel Built In Server From Step 3 IP Address

Now go to your Laravel application folder in the terminal and run the following command to turn on the built in server.

sudo php artisan serve --host --port 80

Here we are using the same IP Address as that of my laptop got assigned after connecting to mobile hotspot in Step 3. And I want it to get connected with port 80 by default

You will get the following success output after running the above command

sudo php artisan serve --host --port 80

Laravel development server started:

Now your application is ready to be access with URL. No need to add port 80 as its the default port for HTTP. You can test the same in your laptop before going to your phone browser.

Step 5 - Testing In Your Mobile Browser

Now go to your phone browser and open the URL you will be able to see the application developed as shown in the following image

Working In Phone Browser Image

Working In Phone Browser Image


Hope this article was helpful. You might be also interested in reading few of my other articles which will be really helpful for you

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Channaveer Hakari

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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