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A simple script to complete Laravel deployment on CPANEL

Jan 11, 2024



A simple script to complete Laravel deployment on CPANEL, it will auto copy public folder to public_html and clear cache


  • A server with CPANEL
  • A Laravel project
  • SSH access to the server
  • GIT already setup on the server


I work with PHP and Laravel on a daily basis, for both personal projects, freelance work for clients, and at my job. I have a few different servers and most of them are on CPANEL. I have been using CPANEL for a long time and I have been using it for deployment as well. I have been using the same script for a long time and I thought it would be a good idea to share it with you.


First, you need to create a new file in the root of your project and name it deploy.sh and add the following code to it.

The script

# Change to the project directory.
cd ~/app
# SSH agent setup
eval $(ssh-agent -s)
ssh-add ~/.ssh/main
# Pull the latest changes from the git repository
git pull
# Clear caches
php artisan cache:clear
php artisan route:cache
php artisan config:cache
php artisan view:cache
# Delete the content of ~/demo.venhoot.com
rm -rf ~/public_html/website.com/*
# Copy the contents of ~/app/public to ~/demo.venhoot.com
cp -R ~/app/public/* ~/public_html/website.com/
echo "Deployment script completed successfully."

To run this script, you need to have SSH access to your server and GIT already setup on the server.

  • Make the Script Executable: Open a terminal and navigate to the directory where the script is saved. Run the following command to make the script executable:

    chmod +x deploy.sh
  • Run the Script: To run the script, run the following command: