Easy-to-extend

You can extend Laragon easily by using Procfile (You can read about Procfile here at Heroku: https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/procfile)

Laragon makes Procfile more convenient to use with GUI. On Laragon, all processes in the Procfile will be displayed on Menu > Laragon
Some other differences on Laragon are:

  1. A process name can have spaces. For example: My Cool App
  2. You can add autorun to make the process auto triggered when Laragon starts
  3. You can hide (don’t show Console) a process if you quote its command. For example: “php artisan serve”
  4. You can set PWD=xxx - xxx is Path of current processs
  5. You can have env_file=yyy - yyy is Path to your Environment File.

Here is format of a Procfile:

# Format:
; Program Name: autorun COMMANDS env_file=PATH_OF_FILE pwd=PATH_OF_WORKING_DIR ENV_VAR1=VALUE ENV_VAR2="VALUE WITH SPACE"
# Help:
; Program Name: Will be displayed on Procfile or Tools' Menu (can contains space)
; autorun: Your COMMANDS will be run automatically when Laragon starts
; COMMANDS: A command or a series of commands (separated by & )
; env_file: You can set environment variables directly or put them to the file
; PWD: Current working directory - where the COMMANDS run
# Examples:
; My Cool App: autorun node start $PORT PORT=9000 env_file=usr\my_file.env PWD=usr/proj/myapp DB_HOST=1.2.3.4 DB_PORT=9999 DB_USER=user DB_PASS="!$Ab.cs3cre1" DB_NAME=cooldb
; Awesome Tool: "PATH HAS SPACES SHOULD BE QUOTED LIKE THIS"
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Note:

  • pwd is case-insensitive.
  • autorun is case-insensitive.
  • Your env_file may look like this:
    VAR1="VALUE WITH SPACE"
    DB_HOST=1.2.3.4
    DB_PORT=9999
    DB_USER=user
    DB_PASS=!$Ab.cs3cre1