Laravel Herd

Documentation for macOS

Directories and Files

Herd Directories and Files

You may find the following files and directories helpful while you are troubleshooting issues with Herd.

Main directory

The main directory contains all the following config files and directories and is a good start when troubleshooting issues with Herd. You may delete this folder if you plan to re-install Herd from scratch.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/


You can find all binaries of Herd in this directory. This includes binaries like composer or expose that ship with Herd and also downloaded binaries like the latest PHP versions.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/bin


All config files for all Herd services live in this directory.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/config


The nginx directory contains a herd.conf and the nginx.conf. Herd uses both to decide which sites is serves and what happens to files. In case that you see a Bad Gateway error, there could be an issue in one of these files.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/config/nginx


This directory contains all php.ini files for all PHP versions on your machine. If you use Herd Pro, it also contains debug.ini files that Xdebug uses when you enable it for a request.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/config/php


Herd stores all logs of nginx and php-fpm in this directory. It may also contain mail logs if you use Herd Pro.

~/Library/Application Support/Herd/config/log