I will share with you how to serve your Laravel based project using another PHP command.
Basically, Laravel serves its application locally if you have PHP installed in your local machine using the below serve artisan command to start a development server at http://locahost:8000:
php artisan serve
With the use of the latest version of Laravel 5.X, the artisan serve command may not properly work well for you. This is a problem, I, personally have experienced a number of times. In most cases, your browser will keep running with a blank page at the development server which is so annoying. If you're faced with this problem, simply go to your project root directory in the command line and enter the following command:
php -S localhost:8000 -t public/
After running the command, you should have something similar to the screenshot below in your command line:
Now, head over to your browser and type the below line in your URL:
You should have something similar to the screenshot below:
That's it! You now have your application served! Go ahead and build something nice!