I am unable to figure out as to how I can install or use the Laravel PHP framework on any webserver without relying on the need of using Composer (PHP package/dependency manager) every time.
I am making efforts to gain insight into PHP and frameworks. I am also doing a CMS activity based on Laravel for practice.
My quest is to make it possible for myself to drop it onto any webserver without composer usage.
As far as i have learnt, composer installs the first time (locally) when I run $. Afterwards, all the dependencies should be present, if i am right.
Now, I think is the right time to drop it onto any server with all the files (including the vendor directory)?
Well, the simple solution for the task you are trying to attempt is to get the composer.phar file and run commands on it. You need not to do all the work that Composer does manually.
There is no obligation whatsoever to run Composer on your server as well as locally. The moment you run composer install or composer update, all of your projects dependencies become available. As a result, you can easily upload it straight to your server.
Thats the solution of "Can I Install Laravel without using Composer?".