How to Fix ‘No input file specified’ in Laravel

While working with Laravel, you might get an error saying:

No input file specified.
no file input specified error laravel

This only happened to me when I created a Laravel project before adding the proper data in the Homestead.yaml and hosts files.

Those files need editing if you’re using the Homestead environment.

The Fix

Luckily, there’s a simple fix for the “No input file specified” error.

All you have to do is to run vagrant provision in your terminal.

vagrant provision laravel

Make sure you have /homestead selected for this. Also, make sure that you properly edited the necessary files before running this.

Basically, vagrant provision will reload your projects, picking up any changes that might have occurred after Laravel was installed.

Running vagrant provision might work for other errors as well.

For example, sometimes I didn’t get the “No input file specified” error, but a “404 Page Not Found” error.

You might want to learn: How to Create a Database in Laravel with Homestead (No phpMyAdmin)

That’s a Wrap

I hope this solution worked for you!

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