Creating a Laravel SaaS Framework: Part 3

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Picking up from the last article, we now have a single tenant on our system with the subdomain of “foo”. Let’s work on a few additions, including a second tenant and proper routing if a tenant doesn’t exist. Let’s add a second tenant and verify that they have some separation. For this one, we’ll use a subdomain of “bar”. Make sure to save the password somewhere. Now let’s check our database to make sure that everything went according to plan. We now see a second hostname set up in the tenancy database as well as a website and a new database matching the UUID.

Creating a Laravel SaaS Framework : Part 2

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Now that we have the basic setup, let’s create our first tenants! We’ll initially do this through an artisan command. This is based on the article by Ashok Gelal, with some updates for the latest versions. We’ll start off by making some configuration updates so that we can separate our tenants by subdomains. First, open up the .env file and add in a value for APP_URL_BASE and also make a slight modification to APP_URL. For my case, I’m still developing on localhost, so that’s what I’ll use.

Creating a Laravel SaaS Framework

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In this series, I will attempt to build out a Laravel based Software as a Solution framework that can be easily adopted to different situations. This method is what I will be implementing on the e-cards.io site for selling online gift cards. Much of the content & concepts here are based on an excellent article by Ashok Gelal on Medium along with other sources.