[Windows] Laravel behaving strange on Windows Server

You likely encounter those problem when developing Laravel Application using Windows Machine.


  • Frequent Apache Crash (Connection reset)
  • “Access denied for user ‘homestead’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)”, even .env is set to different credential
  • .env setting drifting between two separate Laravel installations  (e.g. .env setting applied to

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[Windows/Linux/Mac][PHP Deployer] Zero Downtime PHP Deployment

Deployer – https://deployer.org/
A zero downtime PHP deployment tool.

How it works?

Basically it SSH into the remote server, git clone to new folder, composer install, and create symlink to latest release folder
And optionally run database migration, restart PHP-FPM. If either step fails, it rollbacks the whole transaction.

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[Windows Bash] Add Rsync to “Git Bash for Windows”

In last few post we mentioned using bash in Windows by install Git.
It comes with handy *nix tools like grep, find, wget, curl, vim, ssh… but something still missing is rsync
Because it do not mean to be collection of POSIX software for Windows. It is a wont-fix for them.

Git for Windows is based on MSYS2 (As of version Git-SCM 2.13.3)
Unfortunately it does not comes with pacman (Package manager) so there are not official way to install packages.

Furthermore, cwRsync and DeltaCopy does not work in bash environment.

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