How to setup Laravel Wave on Windows using Laragon?

Created December 10, 2022


Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, created by Taylor Otwell and intended for the development of web applications following the model–view–controller (MVC) architectural pattern and based on Symfony. Some of the features of Laravel are a modular packaging system with a dedicated dependency manager, different ways for accessing relational databases, utilities that aid in application deployment and maintenance, and its orientation toward syntactic sugar.

Laravel Wave is a SaaS starter-kit built with Laravel and Tailwind CSS. It is a fully functional SaaS application that you can use to build your own SaaS application. It comes with a lot of features that you can use to build your own SaaS application.

Laragon is a Windows application that allows you to run multiple PHP applications on your computer. Laragon is one of the best solutions for running Laravel on Windows!

In this tutorial, we will be installing Wave on Laragon.

Download Laragon

Visit and download the full Laragon version as it comes with PHP 8.x.

Then run the Laragon exe file and follow the steps.

Laragon Installation Steps

Once you run the Laragon exe file, follow the installation guide and make changes based on your needs:

After the installation, restart your computer.

After the restart, you should see the Laragon icon in your system tray. Click on it and then click on Start All Services:

Create a new Laravel project

After the Laragon installation is complete, create a new Laravel project by following these steps:

Then click on the Terminal icon and cd into the C:\laragon\www\wave directory and clone the Wave project:

git clone .

Note: make sure to change the thedevdojo username with your repo where you've cloned the Wave project

Next, change the document root to the public folder of the project:

After that, click on the Menu button and then click on Apache and then click on Reload Apache to apply the changes.

Enable PHP Sodium

The PHP sodium extension is not enabled by default. To enable it, follow these steps:

Installing Wave

After the Laragon installation is complete, clone the Wave project into the C:\laragon\www\wave directory or the one location that you’ve installed Laragon in. You can do that by clicking the Terminal icon and then running the following command:

cd C:\laragon\www\wave

Then install the dependencies:

composer install --ignore-platform-req=ext-redis

Update your database details

After the installation, update your .env file and add the necessary database details. First copy the .env.example file and rename it to .env:

copy .env.example .env

Then open the .env file and update the database details.

The default details for Laragon should be:


Note: change the DB_DATABASE=wave with the name of your project, eg. use the same name as you did when you created the project in Laragon.

While you are in the .env file, you can also update the APP_URL to match your local URL. For example, if you are using the default Laragon URL, you can update it to:


Then run the Laravel migrations:

php artisan migrate

Then run the Laravel seeders:

php artisan db:seed

Then visit http://wave.test in your browser and you should see the Wave application!


Wave is just a standard Laravel application, so you can use any of the Laravel deployment methods to deploy it. In this tutorial, we’ve used Laragon to install Wave. You can also use Laragon to install other Laravel applications.

For more information about Laragon, visit

For more information about Wave, visit

If you have any questions, post them on the DevDojo community forum