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Scoop is necessary

This guide use scoop to install this binary, if you don't have it, check this guide

Here you will need to have NSSM, I give more details in PHP guide.

Install NGINX with scoop

scoop install nginx

Create nginx

And install a new service, here for NGINX

sudo nssm install nginx

You will have a window to create new service, set path with nginx.exe path.

For Path, get path of current nginx, in this example change USERNAME



Service name


Save the new service and start it:

sudo nssm start nginx

In any browser, at http://localhost, you have to see NGINX welcome page.

Restart nginx

If you change some data, like with nginx.conf, you will need to restart Service.

sudo nssm restart nginx

Add a VHost

Add a new VHost to nginx.conf: C:\Users\USERNAME\scoop\apps\nginx\current\conf\nginx.conf

  • Add server_names_hash_bucket_size 64; to http block (just once, not for each VHost)
  • If you want a VHost check example server block with server_name laravel.localhost;

C:\Users\USERNAME\scoop\apps\nginx\current\conf\nginx.conf file

# ...

http {
  # ...

  server {
    listen 80;
    server_name app.laravel.test; # URL to use on browser
    root "C:/workspace/laravel/public"; # Path to Laravel application
    index index.php index.html;

    location / {
      expires -1;
      try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;

    location ~ \.php$ {
      fastcgi_pass; # here to use PHP 8.2 with NSSM
      include fastcgi.conf;

You have update nginx.conf, so you need to restart NGINX Service:

sudo nssm restart nginx


You will need to update hosts to have a new VHost, you will find it here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Open it with any IDE and, at the end, add two lines for each VHost with same server_name of server block. In my example, the server_name is server_name app.laravel.test.

The C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file should look like this:

ini       app.laravel.test
::1             app.laravel.test


This file is under protection by Windows, you have to accept "Retry as Admin..." on VSCode and save again.

In any browser, at http://app.laravel.test, you have to see the app (for some browser, you will need to restart it).

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