Alternative to Change Server’s Document Root

  1. Create a New Directory (let’s name it junker_src) outside public_html (or the equivalent document root).
  2. Move all content of Junker to the new directory junker_src.
  3. Move all content of junker_src/public to public_html.

You should have this directory structure:

├── junker_src
└── public_html
    ├── assets
    ├── favicon.ico
    ├── index.php
    ├── media
    ├── robots.txt
    └── web.config
  1. Open public_html/index.php and replace the content with:

 * Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans
 * @package  Laravel
 * @author   Taylor Otwell <[email protected]>

| Register The Auto Loader
| Composer provides a convenient, automatically generated class loader for
| our application. We just need to utilize it! We'll simply require it
| into the script here so that we don't have to worry about manual
| loading any of our classes later on. It feels nice to relax.

require __DIR__.'/../junker_src/bootstrap/autoload.php';

| Turn On The Lights
| We need to illuminate PHP development, so let us turn on the lights.
| This bootstraps the framework and gets it ready for use, then it
| will load up this application so that we can run it and send
| the responses back to the browser and delight our users.

$app = require_once __DIR__.'/../junker_src/bootstrap/app.php';
$app->bind('path.public', function () {
    return __DIR__;

| Run The Application
| Once we have the application, we can handle the incoming request
| through the kernel, and send the associated response back to
| the client's browser allowing them to enjoy the creative
| and wonderful application we have prepared for them.

$kernel = $app->make(Illuminate\Contracts\Http\Kernel::class);

$response = $kernel->handle(
    $request = Illuminate\Http\Request::capture()


$kernel->terminate($request, $response);

Instructions for Updates

  • Follow the Update instructions as normal
  • Repeat the step 3 of this guide (DON’T OVERRIDE index.php FILE, if you do follow the step 4).