How to Remove index.php from URL in Laravel

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In this article, i will share with you how to remove index.php from the URL in your laravel application. if you notice in your laravel application also run like route/index.php/login but this is not good for SEO. so, in this article, i will share with you how to remove index.php from URL.

If you think about the SEO perspective then it will generate a duplicate link from your mail link with index.php. so if you have to open your website link with index.php and without index.php URL as like bellow:

// Correct Way
https://example.com/contact-us  

// Bad Way
https://example.com/index.php/contact-us

if you want remove index.php from URL in laravel application then just change into the following file.

app/Providers/RouteServiceProvider.php

<?php

namespace App\Providers;

use Illuminate\Foundation\Support\Providers\RouteServiceProvider as ServiceProvider;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use Illuminate\Support\Str;

class RouteServiceProvider extends ServiceProvider
{
    /**
     * This namespace is applied to your controller routes.
     *
     * In addition, it is set as the URL generator's root namespace.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $namespace = 'App\Http\Controllers';

    /**
     * The path to the "home" route for your application.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    public const HOME = '/dashboard';

    /**
     * Define your route model bindings, pattern filters, etc.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function boot()
    {
        //
        $this->removeIndexPHPFromURL();

        parent::boot();
    }

    /**
     * Define the routes for the application.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function map()
    {
        $this->mapApiRoutes();

        $this->mapWebRoutes();

        //
    }

    /**
     * Define the "web" routes for the application.
     *
     * These routes all receive session state, CSRF protection, etc.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    protected function mapWebRoutes()
    {
        Route::middleware('web')
            ->namespace($this->namespace)
            ->group(base_path('routes/web.php'));
    }

    /**
     * Define the "api" routes for the application.
     *
     * These routes are typically stateless.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    protected function mapApiRoutes()
    {
        Route::prefix('api')
            ->middleware('api')
            ->namespace($this->namespace)
            ->group(base_path('routes/api.php'));
    }

    /**
     * Write code on Method
     *
     * @return response()
     */
    protected function removeIndexPHPFromURL()
    {
        if (Str::contains(request()->getRequestUri(), '/index.php/')) {
            $url = str_replace('index.php/', '', request()->getRequestUri());
  
            if (strlen($url) > 0) {
                header("Location: $url", true, 301);
                exit;
            }
        }
    }
}

i hope you like this solution.

Author : Harsukh Makwana
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