Laravel include_path=.:/usr/local/Cellar/php/8.2.5/share/php/pear

Created At: 2023-10-25 07:10:38 Updated At: 2023-10-25 07:21:34

The other day I upgraded a Laravel project to latest version and I got the below error 

Laravel include_path='.:/usr/local/Cellar/php/8.2.5/share/php/pear'

Turns out that I was missing a file which is server.php.

Server.php lies in the very core of Laravel and responsible for start up of Laravel index.php file. Create a file name server.php in the project root folder and then put the code below


 * Laravel - A PHP Framework For Web Artisans
 * @package  Laravel
 * @author   Taylor Otwell <>

$uri = urldecode(
    parse_url($_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'], PHP_URL_PATH)

// This file allows us to emulate Apache's "mod_rewrite" functionality from the
// built-in PHP web server. This provides a convenient way to test a Laravel
// application without having installed a "real" web server software here.
if ($uri !== '/' && file_exists(__DIR__.'/public'.$uri)) {
    return false;

require_once __DIR__.'/public/index.php';


Add Reviews