Published:June 9, 2020
Updated: November 15, 2023
Server management can often feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to managing production environments. The complexities and time-consuming nature of the process can be a significant hurdle for developers. However, Laravel Forge is here to change that narrative. In this article, we delve into why we at Lucky Media prefer using Laravel Forge for server management.
The official Forge website aptly states:
Server management doesn't have to be a nightmare!
This statement resonates with many developers who have experienced the challenges of server management firsthand. The process can be time-consuming and prone to errors, especially when managing everything on your own.
Laravel Forge, a paid service with three different packages to choose from, offers a solution to these challenges. It simplifies server management, allowing developers to focus more on writing code and developing applications.
One of the key benefits of using Forge is its ability to facilitate simple and fast deployment of your application on various servers. Whether you're using DigitalOcean, Linode, Vultr, Amazon, or any other cloud provider, Forge seamlessly links to your account and manages everything through its platform.
The application deployment process is streamlined and completed within minutes. This efficiency allows developers to focus on their core tasks, such as writing code and developing apps, rather than worrying about server management.
Moreover, Forge's dashboard is user-friendly and comprehensive, featuring all the essential functionalities needed for effective server management.
If you've read our post about static sites on Netlify, you'll understand the importance of GitHub integration. Forge employs a similar technique, allowing developers to keep their code on GitHub.
A simple push to the master branch activates the deployment process in Forge. This seamless integration eliminates the need for manual deployment, allowing developers to sit back and relax while Forge takes care of the rest.
Forge is not just about simplifying server management and deployment. It also offers a comprehensive set of features essential for the production environment.
Forge installs Nginx, PHP, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, and many other features that you need for the production environment. This ensures that you have the latest PHP version and other necessary tools at your disposal.
Additionally, Forge provides free SSL Certificates, further enhancing the security of your applications.
In conclusion, Laravel Forge is a powerful tool that simplifies server management, making it less of a nightmare and more of a streamlined process. Its ease of use, fast deployment capabilities, seamless GitHub integration, and comprehensive feature set make it a preferred choice for us at Lucky Media.
For more insights into our development practices and why we use specific tools, check out our blog.
This article is part of the "Which technologies do we use and why?" series where we explain the technologies that we use daily.
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At Lucky Media, we offer a range of services including website development, web application development, and mobile apps development. We specialize in Statamic, React Native, Next.js, AI and ML solutions. We also provide staff augmentation and TALL stack development services.
For more insights into our work, check out our case studies on revolutionising lead generation with AI, customized coaching site, healthcare digitization, next-level performance, lead generation and patient journey, WordPress to Statamic migration, and improving user experience. These case studies provide a glimpse into how we tailor our technology choices to meet specific client needs and deliver exceptional results.
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