Since Laravel 4 there’s a handy feature that allows you to put your site in maintenance mode, providing a good way to hide your changes from external eyes. This feature is really helpful on your testing or production server since it doesn’t allow users to browse the site, so you can make you modifications pretty much unnoticed.
The artisan commands are the following:
php artisan down
to put the site into maintenance mode, and
php artisan up
to disable the …Read More